BSc (Hons) Top Up (Animal Health and Welfare)
Landbased, Animal Care and Equine
11 September 2023
The BSc (Hons) Animal Health & Welfare (Top Up) Degree is Year 3 entry only. A pass in the Foundation Degree in Animal Health & Welfare at Coleg Gwent, or one of the University Of South Wales Partner Colleges is required. Applicants with Foundation Degrees in similar subject areas will be considered on an individual basis.
In a nutshell
The knowledge and practical skills gained via this course are desirable in a variety of agricultural industries
This course is for you if...
... You want to top-up your Foundation Degree to a full Honours Degree in Animal Health and Welfare
... You want to aim for a graduate position in your desired field
... You are keen to combine your study with practical experience
What will I be doing?
Completion of this one-year BSc (Hons) Animal Health and Welfare (Top Up) Degree will enable you to compete for graduate positions based in animal health and welfare Industries such as the RSPCA, Veterinary Sector, Environment Agency, Local Government, Trading Standards, Police, Armed Forces and Teaching. Our Animal Health and Welfare Degree will introduce you to advances in welfare practices.
The 120 credit course will include:
- A university-led research module
- Vertebrate zoology
- Animal ethics and welfare
- Advances in animal health and behaviour
- Advanced clinical nutrition.
Lecturers include Bethan Lewis, Kate Beavan RVN, Rhiannon Stundon RVN, Michelle Cooper, Jess Ingleson and Clare Clift RVN.
Assessment will be varied and ongoing through the year-long course to include group discussion and critiques, investigation projects, portfolio work, presentations, practical assessment and reports.
On completion, you’ll achieve a BSc (Hons) Animal Health and Welfare.
What is expected of me?
The BSc (Hons) Animal Health and Welfare (Top Up) Degree is Year 3 entry only. A pass in the Foundation Degree in Animal Health and Welfare at Coleg Gwent, or one of the University Of South Wales’ Partner Colleges is required. Applicants with Foundation Degrees in similar subject areas will be considered on an individual basis.
The usual timetable for this course runs over one/two days per week and students will be expected to attend all sessions. There will be an expectation for students to complete at least 20 hours per week of independent study and research. Some teaching sessions will be held at USW Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd, although most will be delivered from Coleg Gwent’s Usk Campus.
What comes next?
A graduate position based in an agricultural industry, such as the RSPCA, Veterinary Sector, Environment Agency, Local Government, Trading Standards, Police, Armed Forces and Teaching.
Should you wish to continue your Higher Education, you could progress onto a related Masters Degree.
You’ll be taught through lectures, tutorials and practical work. Some of the delivery may be provided by guest speakers. Self-directed study plays a part in all modules and is supported by the University's virtual learning environment. The proportion of self-directed study depends on the module and can range from 50% to 80%. This course is jointly delivered by Coleg Gwent, at our Usk Campus and the University of South Wales, at Treforest and lesson delivery will be divided between Usk and Treforest. Please ask for details when you visit one of our open events
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team