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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Equine Studies & Equine Science

Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
T: 01978 290666

Job Type: Behaviour / Science / Welfare

Equine Science & Welfare Management

Wrexham Glyndwr University awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (June 2017)

Named Number 1 in the UK for social inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times, 2019)
87% Student Satisfaction with ‘the teaching on my course’ (WGU, NSS 2020)

Students studying our Equine Science and Welfare Management and Animal courses benefit from all the facilities at our stunning rural campus in Northop, Flintshire as well at our main campus at Wrexham.

Our Northop campus is set in the inspiring surroundings of the North Wales countryside and offers facilities related to our courses in Equine Science and Welfare Management and Animal Studies.

Student accommodation is available in both Northop and Wrexham so students can choose to base themselves at either campus to benefit from both urban and rural campus life.

Equine Science and Welfare Management BSc (Hons)

The Equine Science and Welfare Management degree is among a very select number in the UK which focuses on the relationship between horse and human, increasingly seen as central to the equestrian industry’s development.  Based at our rural Northop campus, with access to excellent equestrian facilities, the degree builds on the university’s strong record of teaching in behavioural and equine science. Partnerships with local businesses help provide industry-relevant skills and experience, and guest speakers and educational visits are arranged throughout the course.  Free training for British Horse Society examinations are provided alongside the degree, together with £100 per student provided towards an equine vocational examination of choice.  

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation BSc (Hons) (top-up)

FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation

FdSc (three years including foundation year)

If you're fascinated by animals of all shapes and sizes, our course focused on studying them could be your perfect option.

You'll discover an understanding of the lives of animals and how they interact with people as you explore a range of issues from animal welfare and behaviour to conservation policy.

With access to our veterinary clinical suite and a range of exotic and domestic animals, the course will give you the chance to get hands-on experience as you work with teachers who are specialists in their field.

Combined with career-enhancing work-experience opportunities in practical scenarios like zoos, wildlife centres and animal training facilities, your classroom experience will cover diverse subjects like animal behaviour, diet, learning, training and more. 

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science BSc (Hons)

The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science programme is a broad based course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to enter a variety of professions within the animal sector.

You will develop your knowledge in the core themes of animal behaviour, welfare and conservation. At level 6 students will design and implement their own research project, enabling them to specialise in an area of their choice. Personal and professional development is embedded within the course to maximise students’ employability within the industry and to enable you to focus upon your chosen career path.

This course is based at our rural Northop campus, set in the stunning North Wales countryside, with access to our veterinary clinical suite, exotic and domestic animals an equestrian facility and woodland. Off site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues form part of the course.

Veterinary Nursing FDSC

FDSC Veterinary Nursing is delivered by a supportive, small team of experts who will guide you with your studies to ensure that you achieve your professional and personal goals. 

Teaching sessions will be delivered in the university’s new clinical suite where you will apply theory to practice throughout your studies. The clinical suite has been equipped with a range of veterinary equipment and training manikins to provide you with a realistic learning experience. 

 In each year of the programme, you will develop your clinical skills in a veterinary training practice.  You will be mentored in practice by a Clinical Coach during your 16-week placement blocks and supported by a Clinical Placement Support Tutor from the University Veterinary Nursing Team.

On completion of the Veterinary Nursing programme you will be able to register with the RCVS enabling you to practise as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing)

Open Events

For details about our on campus or virtual open events

For more information about our courses call our enquiries team on 01978 293 439  email enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk, or chat live to a member of our admissions team at www.glyndwr.ac.uk

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