Animal Behaviour and Welfare placement and international study
You'll have the option to take up an approved work placement as part of your degree.  This will take place at the end of your second year and lasts for at least a six months. On successful completion, you will gain the Certificate of Professional or Work Experience.

Alternatively, you may choose to take a work-based learning module working in a local host organisation alongside your other studies.

These opportunities will enrich your course and career prospects, e.g. SANCCOB, UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Jersey Zoo, London Zoo, Marwell Zoo, Paignton Zoo, Dartmoor Zoo, Hawk Conservancy Trust.

The University operates an established Study Abroad Exchange Programme and you can apply to spend the second year of your studies at a partner university in Canada or Australia or take part in the Erasmus exchange programme and study at a European university where we have an agreement.  There is also the opportunity to apply for the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) and study at a member university in the USA.

What our students say: Lucy Burge

"Having completed an internship with The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) during an additional industrial placement year, I would highly recommend it to anybody! It was such an amazing experience for me that it changed my entire outlook on life and broadened my knowledge of careers in the animal field. I loved every single moment and can honestly say it was the best thing I have ever done. 

Working with seabirds and especially penguins was extremely rewarding and fulfilling. ANCCOB is a professional business that is recognised worldwide for their methods and works in conserving the African Penguin. 

I really feel as though I have grown and developed as a person during my time at the centre. I had the chance to work up close and personal with penguins, cormorants, gulls, pelicans, petrels, shearwaters, gannets and many more and can honestly say I would not change one minute of my time there."