Hartpury College

Animal Science and Management



Course Overview

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and ability required to work within the diverse and challenging animal industry. You will gain valuable practical experience, as well as in-depth knowledge and understanding in the key principles of animal health and disease, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and welfare management.  The programme scheme ensures your learning is applied in an animal management and business setting via vocational work-experience which will be duly programme accredited for.

UWE Hartpury has a wide range of facilities to support teaching and learning.

Hartpury Home Farm with Dairy unit, Heifer rearing unit, Sheep unit
Animal Care unit with aviaries, vivarium, terrarium, aquarium, reptiles, rodents and rabbits, range of bird species
Equine facilities with physiotherapy centre, national and international competitions
Wildlife conservation areas with game bird rearing, trout lake, established and plantation woodland
Other facilities: canine hydrotherapy, dog grooming centre

The programme can be completed full time in two years; 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


Five GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science

Tariff points range

160 (typical offer)

A level subjects grades

One A2, preferably in a biological science. Students who do not have a A2 in a Biological Science must complete an equivalent Science module as part of course.

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades

MPP in a science subject

International Baccalaureate

24 points


Yes - must include a biology/biological science subject


If you do not have a background in science you can complete the Principles of Animal Biology module in your first term

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

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In Brief


2 Years

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. 

The fees you pay at registration will cover the costs associated with the learning outcomes of the programme.  This programme requires a compulsory work placement of 222 hours in the animal industry. This placement can be in the UK or overseas, and can be on a paid or voluntary basis. The hours can be accumulated during holiday periods or during the week, as teaching is delivered over a maximum of four days. There are a number of opportunities to enhance your programme experience and employability through optional field trips. In your second year you could choose to complete the Field Course module, which involves a 12 day trip to South Africa (at a cost of approx. £1500). Module embedded trips to sites such as Bristol Aquarium, Bristol Zoo, and Cotswold Wildlife Park allow application of knowledge gained to be applied to the industry.   There is also an opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in animal microchipping and animal first aid. An additional fee is charged for these activities however the College aims to keep any additional costs to the minimum and will frequently subsidise and support student in accessing funding routes for these optional activities.

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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    • Animal Practice (with work experience)
    • Systems Biology
    • Animal Nutrition
    • Biodiversity
    • Animal Health and Disease
    • Introduction to Animal Welfare
    • Applied animal health and disease
    • Management of Domestic Animals
    • Applied Animal Nutrition
    • Ethics and Welfare
    • Animal reproductive physiology
    • Field course
    • Behavioural Measurement
    • Animal therapy 1
    • Animal production
    • Independent report
    • Undergraduate research process

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