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University Centre Askham Bryan: Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Institution University Centre Askham Bryan
Department School of Science
Study type Taught


Degree Programme at a glance The PgDip in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare is open to applicants who are due to graduate or have graduated in a related subject area. Alternatively, you may be employed within the animal industry with significant experience and would like to develop higher level skills relating to clinical behaviour in animals. If you're interested in further study but you don't have time for a full Masters and you're not keen on writing another dissertation a diploma (PgDip) could be the perfect qualification for you. PgDip are Masters-level qualifications equivalent to two thirds of a Masters with no need to undertake a dissertation. Animal welfare is increasingly becoming a focus in all animal related industries, with demand for clinical behaviourists and trainers across the UK and internationally. You will explore the theoretical concepts associated with animal learning processes and appraises these in relation to behaviour modification and training practices. As well as gain a theoretical understanding and practical awareness of animal ethology and relationship between companion species and behaviour. Key organisations such as the RSPCA and the Dogs Trust are requiring more behaviour and welfare specialists as the industry moves towards increased regulation. Additionally, on the course you will gain an appreciation of how scientific research is conducted and reported in the field as well as undertaking statistical analysis to test data. This is an advanced course for students who want to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the animal behaviour and welfare community, combining classroom and vocational learning. Postgraduate diplomas are beneficial because they: • give you the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification without the financial or time commitments of a full Masters degree • allow you to kick-start a career in a professional area. • give you specialist knowledge, for example to progress to a Masters or PhD • improve your career prospects and increase your earning potential. Additional key reasons to study: Assessments are designed in relation to tasks you would be expected to perform in employment. University Centre Askham Bryan can offer you a flexible way to gain a postgraduate qualification. *This Postgraduate programme will be delivered one day per week, alternating between on site face to face delivery at the UCAB York campus and online delivery each week (one day on campus, one day online etc). Online delivery will still be taught content.

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

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