Animal Behaviour & Welfare

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code LY_SANBW_B
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Contact Admission staff:
T: +353 (0)74 918 6000
Duration 1 year full-time add-on
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
This is two semester, add-on Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a Level 7 B.Sc. in Veterinary Nursing. Students who have completed an equivalent programme or a suitable alternate Level 7 with appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.
Number of Places 25
Application Date Advanced Entry applications should be made directly to the admissions office at LYIT.

The appropriate form may be downloaded from and is also available by email from /or submit by e-mail to

or from
The Admissions Office
Letterkenny institute of Technology
Port Road Letterkenny
Tel: 074 918 6125

Closing Date of Application 1st April
Course Content

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Our BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare is a one year add on level 8 programme which has been designed to act as a progression route if you’ve successfully completed the level 7 BSc in Veterinary Nursing programme at...

Subjects Taught Semester 1
• Animal Cognition & Behaviour Mandatory 10
• Animal Welfare Mandatory 10
• Welfare & Behaviour Aspects of Rehabilitation M 5
• Research Project Design Mandatory 5

Semester 2
• Anthrozoology Mandatory 10
• Research Project Mandatory 10
Choose one of the following:
• Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy Elective 10
• Wildlife Conservation & Welfare Elective 10
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Masters degrees at other institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Private Veterinary Practices
• Animal Welfare Organisations
• Veterinary Hospitals

Graduate careers typically include:
• Registered Veterinary Nurse
• Animal Behaviourist
• Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
Further Enquiries Department Administration:
Tel: +353 (0)74 9186309 /+353 (0)74 9186310

Head of Department Dr Kim Mc Fadden
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309
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