BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science with TherapyUCAS CODE
The BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science with Therapy degree programme, which is new for 2016, offers students the opportunity to gain specific practical hydrotherapy skills whilst developing a strong foundation in applied animal science. Throughout the degree programme, there is an emphasis on the development of relevant vocational skills to ensure your future success working in the animal industry, but also equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress on to postgraduate study.
The Applied Science with Therapy degree programme will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand how animals function, common causes of disease and how to manage animal collections to optimise health and welfare. You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theory that underpins animal health and welfare, which you are encouraged to put into practice by applying the theory you learn to propose solutions to commonly encountered animal management problems. During their studies, students will widen their vocational skill base, equipping them to work effectively across a range of animal-related professions, develop key industry contacts and gain valuable experience working with a wide variety of animals in a range of situations.
Throughout your course, you will benefit from access to our extensive animal collection and resources and extensive industry partnerships and contacts. You will have opportunities to work with the on-site animal collection, farm, equine unit and therapy centre, and the canine and equine hydrotherapy units, plus you’ll have the wider 360-hectare estate as your classroom.
The structure of the course allows students to select from optional modules which can be tailored to support their career aspirations or their own personal interests, while there are many additional opportunities for you to gain practical experience, including short courses available on site that you can undertake alongside your studies at a reduced cost to build your vocational skill portfolio. These include first aid, health and safety, animal handling and dog grooming.
A field course module to South Africa runs in the second year of the programme. This will give you an opportunity to explore African ecology and ethology. Activities will include animal tracking, day and night game drives, a visit to a Pillansberg National Park and individual student projects. Much of the teaching is delivered by the field staff based in South Africa. This field course does incur an additional cost.
The BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science with Therapy degree programme can be completed full-time in three years or four years with the sandwich year option, providing you with the chance to spend a year working in industry. Part-time options are also available.
Learning will be achieved through a mix of lectures, seminars and practicals and assessment will be a mixture of exams, oral presentations, practical skills assessments and written assessments.
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.
Five GCSES at A*-C including English, Maths and Science.
Tariff points range
280 tariff points
A level subjects grades
Two A2s to include a biological science.
Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades
MMM in an animal/equine or science-based subject
For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here
Fees for September 2016 entry
UK / EU students: £9,000
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees
When should I apply
We are accepting applications for Sept 2016 now.
How to apply
You must apply the Universities admissions service (UCAS).
Modules studied as part of this programme could include:
Introduction to Animal Welfare
Applied Animal Nutrition
Management of Domestic Animals
Principles of Hydrotherapy
Applied animal health and disease
Ethics and Welfare
Wildlife and Zoo Management
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Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science with Therapy degree programme could lead on to careers within canine and equine hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centres, zoo and wildlife management, animal-related education, animal charities and the veterinary sector or allow you to progress into postgraduate study.