Hartpury College
BSc (Hons)

Animal Management (top-up)



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Course Overview

The programme will build upon the learning you gained during your previous course and help you develop your career working with animals.

The Hartpury 360-hectare estate gives you access to more than 30 different animal species and specialist equipment including a well-stocked animal house, grooming parlour and Equine Therapy Centre.

Hartpury also has strong links and partnerships with industry such as animal charities, welfare organisations and government bodies that all provide opportunities to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take in to the workplace.

This animal management programme offers a range of optional subjects allowing you to tailor your degree to your own areas of interest and career aims. These will cover areas such as behaviour husbandry, disease and health, rural land management and research.

Upon graduation, you will be able to take up positions in a wide variety of occupations within the relevant animal-related industries, such as welfare officers, technicians, animal health officers and nutritionists.   Throughout your time at Hartpury you will have access to careers advice and individual tutorial support which will assist you in tailoring your module choices towards a specific career interest. You could also progress on to further study including Master’s and PhDs. Students who wish to undertake further research can use opportunities for conference attendance and presentation such as the Student Animal Welfare Conference and BSAS.

The programme can be completed full time in one year; part time routes are available and should be planned with your programme manager

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


An HND or Foundation degree in an animal science or management-related subject will be required for this course

For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here

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In Brief


1 Year

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,250
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now.  Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England. The Hartpury UCAS code is H22. If you feel that you have accredited prior learning please contact us to discuss your application.
If you want to study this degree on a part-time basis, please apply directly to Hartpury. Contact the Admissions team on +44 (0) 1452 702244 or email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk  to request a part-time university application form

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Course breakdown

Students have a range of compulsory modules and optional modules to choose from including:


  • Applied Research Project
  • Developments in Animal Science
  • Applied Business Management
  • Investigative Skills for the Successful Undergraduate


  • Project Management in Action
  • Advanced Animal Nutrition
  • Advanced Animal Production
  • Animal Therapy 2
  • Anthrozoology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • Animal Disease
  • Undergraduate Independent Study
  • Wildlife & Zoo Management

Options may be limited depending on previous study.