|Location||United Kingdom, Brackenhurst campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Why choose this course?
This course will give you a sound knowledge and understanding of animal biology and give you the ability to apply this knowledge to the rapidly expanding animal industry.
This course is recognised by the Society of Biology
You will have access to our modern animal unit on campus which houses over 200 animals
A 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus eco-library
You will have the opportunity to complete research or a work placement abroad.
You will learn about all aspects of welfare, breeding, conservation and management whilst combining the study of wild animal populations with that of captive, both domestic and exotic. Lectures will cover major scientific principles such as:
anatomy and physiology
Your course content will also explore all species of animal with an emphasis on companion and domestics species.
What Will I Study?
Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Welfare and Behaviour
Ecology and Biodiversity
Principles of Animal Science
Animal Health and Disease
Animal Reproduction and Breeding
Biological Basis of Behaviour
Contemporary Issues in Animal Science
Applied Animal Nutrition
How Will I Learn
You will learn from a combination of seminars, practicals and project work. You will have 13 hours of scheduled contact time per week, of which approximately two and a half hours will be practical work.
Your assessment will be based on coursework and formal examinations. During your studies you will also be encouraged and supported to gain important experience at welfare organisations and government departments throughout the course.
How Will I Be Assessed?
You will be assessed using a variety of methods including the following:
Coursework = 67%
Assignments – 17%
Portfolio – 50%
Exams = 33%
Your Future Career
This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in a variety of roles, such as:
Animal Health Officer
Animal Trainer and Presenter
Pet Behaviour Therapist
Reptile House Manager
Tropical Fish Consultant
Unit Pet Care Officer
Veterinary Care Assistant
Wildlife Conservation Advisor.
Following successful completion of the course you could work for companies and organisations such as:
Abbey Veterinary Group
Barton Equestrian Centre
Department of Conservation for New Zealand
Huntingdon Animal Research
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland