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Animal Behaviour and Welfare PGDip

Animal Behaviour and Welfare PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Animal Protection / Welfare Animal Psychology / Behaviour Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Welfare offers an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of animal behaviour and animal welfare. As a student on this programme, you’ll explore advances in animal behaviour within animal cognition, animal personality, animal communication and language, and social behaviour. You will also examine contemporary issues in animal welfare science such as methods of animal welfare assessment, animal welfare legislation, welfare implications of keeping animals in captivity and issues related to improving and assessing animal welfare.

This programme will allow you to expand your knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour and animal welfare science, which can help provide you with knowledge and skills to develop practical solutions for existing and emerging problems in animal behaviour and animal welfare science. The programme can be completed in one or more years and can be planned on an individual basis with your Programme Manager. You will benefit from and get involved with the latest scientific research. You will work with research-active lecturers to help solve real-world issues.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Advances in Animal Behaviour - Core
Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare Science - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 10 Credits): £361.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 10 Credits): £722.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Hartpury University is a specialist provider of agriculture, animal, equine and veterinary education, based in Gloucestershire, in the heart of England’s countryside. Students can choose from taught and applied research Master’s degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects. World-class facilities and expertise, small class sizes and a personal teaching approach offer students what they need to...more