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MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Please arrive at the college by 10am to complete your enrolment - it should take no longer than an hour. Please follow the campus signage to find the enrolment hall. If you are unable to make it in for enrolment, please let us know by emailing enquiries@riseholme.ac.uk or by calling 01522 304600.

In order to successfully enrol, please ensure you bring:

  • A form of photo ID
  • National Insurance number
  • Exam results slip
  • Student Finance information.

Please note, you must meet the entry requirements for the programme you have been accepted onto in order to enrol successfully. If you do not meet requirements, your enrolment on the programme will be at the discretion of the programme leader. 

Enrolment and Freshers' Week

Sunday 16th September 2018 - Friday 21st September 2018


Semester One

Monday 24th September 2018 - Friday 25th January 2019


Semester One Reading Week

Monday 29th October 2018 - Friday 2nd November 2018


Christmas Break

Monday 24th December 2018 - Monday 7th January 2019


Semester Two

Monday 28th January 2019 - Friday 24th May 2019


Easter Break

Monday 8th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April 2019


The Level 7 postgraduate programme are designed to provide students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and sound knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour and learning theories while developing both analytical, practical and the higher professional skills required for working the animal industry. 

To achieve this students will  be provided with opportunities to engage with industry and guest speakers while on this programme.  Students will also have access on block sessions to extensive practical facilities ensuring students are fully prepared for the workplace.  

The Animal Management Centre houses a wide range of animals including invertebrates, amphibians, freshwater and marine fish, reptiles, birds, small mammals, and primates.  In addition the college runs a licensed boarding kennels and grooming parlour.  A well-stocked livestock farm and a large equine yard housing over 80 horses, also support the department.    

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

  • A tablet, smartphone or laptop to take notes in lectures and seminars
  • Stationery
  • USB stick and / or portable hard drive
  • Students will require regular access to a computer with a broadband Internet connection in order to participate in webinars, download learning materials, watch recorded webinars and submit assignments.  A headset with microphone will be required for participation in webinars and on-line tutorials.
  • Appropriate software is required: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice (freeware) are the only office suites supported
  • College-branded blue kennel coat
  • Appropriate waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear for outdoor practicals
  • Strong steel toe capped boots for practical sessions.
  • The college has a strict policy of not allowing work boots inside college buildings – you will need to have alternative footwear (shoes or trainers) to attend lectures and tutorials
  • Roughly £100 to cover the costs of field trips and visits over the duration of your programme
  • Training equipment will be required (i.e. clicker and target stick) for the training related modules
  • A wide range of resources are available for use both on and offsite for dissertation projects but it may not be possible to purchase/service all requests therefore students need to be aware that they may need to self-fund some elements
  • Dogs are not required at block sessions for this programme and therefore should not be brought to the College
  • PLEASE NOTE: The College has a strict policy of not allowing dogs to be left in vehicles.
Riseholme College
Showground Campus
North Carlton, Lincoln, LN1 2ZR

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