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Today is World Animal Day; the perfect day to show off your best pet snaps whilst raising awareness of animal welfare standards around the globe. If you’re an animal lover (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then you might be interested to know that at Chester we offer a number of animal related degrees. Take a look at our courses below:

  • Animal Behaviour BSc: As a student on this course, you'll delve deep in to the practical and theoretical study of animal behaviour, understanding their welfare needs and behaviour in order to promote conservation and welfare issues.
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc: Adopting a more scientific approach, this course enables you to discover how the fascinating subject of animal behaviour is informing our scientific knowledge of animal welfare and biology.
  • Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) FdScThis is Ideal if you’re wanting to develop a career in the captive management of domestic and/or exotic animal species.
  • Bioveterinary Science BSc: As a bioveterinary scientist at Chester, you'll examine the wider implications of animal heath, learning how to help assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases.
  • Wildlife Conservation and Ecology BSc: Throughout this course you'll learn how to protect our wildlife through theory and hands-on training in wildlife conservation and ecology.
  • Zoo Management FdSc: If a career in the zoo industry is what you want, then Zoo Management might be just what you’re looking for. This course aims to equip you with a dynamic learning experience, developing the skills and understanding specific to the zoo industry.

Hands on experience

We understand that one of the best ways to learn is by getting hands on experience. The University works closely with Reaseheath College, a land-based college that has 30 hectares of farm, parklands and woodland, as well as a fully licensed zoo that houses over 1,000 animals, to deliver some of these courses.

You may also find you have opportunities to study abroad within your course, or gain invaluable work experience. What’s more, with Chester Zoo on your doorstep, you may be able to gain work experience at the UK’s most popular paid-for attraction outside London.

Take a look at some of our previous Work Based Learning students as they discuss the opportunities available for students studying animal related courses at Chester.

In your own time

Even outside of your studies there are opportunities to develop your animal interests. During Freshers’ Week this year, students got to take part in Animal Encounter; a free on-campus event where you could spend time with an array of exotic animals, from birds of prey to meerkats.

What’s more, you could even join an animal related society like Wild Chester, where you can get up close and personal with a range of local wildlife, or go further afield on a few residential field trips. However if that’s not enough, why not find out if you could set up your own society when you get here! 

Want to know more?

One of the best ways to find out about our courses is by visiting us at an Open Day. You can book on to our upcoming Open Days now. 

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