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  • Behaviour
  • Equine Studies
  • Science
  • Veterinary
  • Welfare

Here at Wrexham University, we are a supportive, ambitious, innovative, and accessible institution. We are first in England and Wales for Social Inclusion for six years running, and are ranked in the top 10 for Teaching Quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024). 

As a student enrolled on one of our Animal Science courses, you will benefit from studying at our stunning rural campus in Northop, Flintshire, as well as having access to our main campus at Wrexham.

Our Northop campus is set in the inspiring surroundings of the North Wales countryside and offers facilities to support our equine and animal science degrees.

Equine Science

Our 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 Northop campus, with access to excellent local 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, with guest speakers and educational visits arranged throughout the course. Free training for British Horse Society examinations is provided alongside the degree, together with £100 per student towards an equine vocational examination of your choice.

Take a look at our BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Welfare Management course details to find out more.

We also offer an Equine Science and Welfare Management degree with foundation year. This additional first year has modules to equip you with the key skills needed for Higher Education and beyond.

Animal Behaviour

Studying Equine Science at Wrexham University is just the start. We also offer Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation degrees delivered at a range of levels, if you have a love for animals in all shapes and sizes.

On these courses, you will 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, these degrees will give you the chance to gain hands-on experience as you work with lecturers specialised in their field.

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

You can explore these courses in more detail on our website:

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

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science (with Foundation Year)

FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation

FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Conservation (with Foundation Year)

Practical Wildlife Management

As the newest addition to our Animal Science suite of courses, this Practical Wildlife Management degree is perfect for those who are passionate about wildlife and conservation.  Exploring our changing planet, this degree will help you understand how best to conserve biodiversity.

Taught by industry leading specialists and boasting with work experience opportunities, upon completion of the course, you will be well prepared for a career in making a difference to the world of conservation.

Become part of an expanding team of ecologists who support the nationally and globally recognised work of conservation organisations in Wales and across the UK.

Take a look at the FdSc Practical Wildlife Management degree or FdSc Practical Wildlife Management (with Foundation Year) in more detail to find out more.

Veterinary Nursing

Our Veterinary Nursing degree will allow you to shape your future, by achieving your professional and personal goals. The three-year course is delivered by a supportive, select team of experts who will be with you every step of the way whilst you study with us.

You will have a Clinical Coach mentor in practice during your 16-week placement blocks and you are supported by a Clinical Placement Support Tutor from the University Veterinary Nursing team.

Teaching sessions are delivered in the University’s clinical suite, developed as part of our £80m Campus 2025 initiative, 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.

On completion of the Veterinary Nursing degree, you will be able to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), enabling you to practice as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (Veterinary Nursing).

Learn more about our FdSc Veterinary Nursing degree on our website.

Human-Animal Interaction and Wellbeing

If you are looking to elevate your studies and take the next step in your learning journey, our MSc in Human-Animal Interaction and Wellbeing degree could be for you. As a student on this postgraduate course, you will develop an understanding of the complex nature of the human-animal relationship in a multi-disciplinary method of learning.

Your learning will be based on real-life case studies, giving you the practical skills required for your chosen career, whilst also developing your critical thinking. It will help you cultivate a critical awareness of current practices in animal and equine husbandry, training and use of animals in society.

Delivered by our dedicated team of academics and industry professionals, the degree is flexible, offering a part-time or full-time route.

Have a look at our MSc Human-Animal Interaction and Wellbeing course page for more details.

Open Events

Be part of something special and join us for one of our upcoming Open Days.

Discover how a degree at Wrexham University could be the perfect fit for you by registering for an open day. This is a perfect opportunity to find more about our courses, explore the facilities, meet the dedicated teaching team and chat with current students.

For more information you can call our enquiries team on 01978 293 439, email, or chat live to a member of our admissions team at

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