BSc (Hons)

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You'll discover an in-depth knowledge of animal science, conservation, genetics, health and welfare issues. With extensive practical experience to be gained, this thought-provoking course is designed to give you critical understanding of a range of academic and transferable skills related to animal science. 

What does the course cover?

Taken over three years full-time, with part-time options available, you'll have the opportunity to discover key subjects that introduce core scientific principles such as anatomy and physiology, cell biology and nutrition. You'll be encouraged to think independently; critically reviewing published work and carrying out fascinating research at the bench - both in the field and academically. You'll enjoy a great mixed programme of animal handling, conferences, field trips, laboratory investigations, projects and seminars. In your second and third years, you'll get to challenge yourself through the completion of a research project that's of interest to you. 

Entry Requirements:

3 A-levels (grade BBC)


Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 5 years

UCAS Details:

The UCAS code for this course is DD30


With our superb animal management unit, farm and fully-equipped laboratories; you've got everything you need to support your course. 

We've been offering animal management courses since 1995, and it's rapidly grown to become one of our key vocational areas within the college. Major developments within the unit include a new dog grooming uni, plus areas specialising in small mammals, birds of prey, cold and tropical aquatics, and our exotics with a wide range of amphibian, reptiles and snakes. You'll also be able to make full use of our 800-hectare farm that has a range of livestock including cows, horses, pigs and sheep. 

Our modern and fully-equipped laboratories are an excellent location for animal science experiments and behaviour studies. You'll be able to use our high quality, well-maintained equipment to support your studies - such as our digital binocular compound microscopes, HPLC and electrophoresis equipment, and a PCR Thermocycler. This will enable you to learn and experience the practical elements of animal science in a safe and stimulating environment. 

Future Opportunities

You'll have two work placement opportunities which will give you the chance to spend an extended period of time working in an organisation that complements your studies. You'll get to wok alongside professionals; completing tasks and taking on responsibility within a work-related context. It also boosts your chances of future employment being offered. You may choose to spend your work experience at rescue and rehabilitation centres or zoological parks. 

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