UCAS code:
D305

Course type:
Foundation Degrees

FdSc Animal Science and Management

Make a difference to the lives of animals, right from day one of your degree. Learn in our labs and study spaces with our on-site animal collection. It includes meerkats, prairie dogs and wallabies. 

Two years full-time (Part-time options available)

Gaining practical and industry experience is the key to any Foundation degree and at the heart of this programme is a placement at an animal-based organisation either in the UK or overseas.

Your studies will be supported through a work placement, which can be at any of our extensive on-site facilities or at local and national animal organisations that we have long standing links with. These include West Midlands Safari Park, Blue Cross, RSPCA, Sequani, DEFRA and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

In addition to studying industry-related modules, you can choose from a wide range of optional topics which could include Applied Animal Nutrition, Animal Production, Management of Domestic Animals and the Field Course to South Africa, which includes a trip to a private wildlife reserve.

Skills will be assessed in relation to National Occupational Standards, meaning our graduates can be confident they have the attributes employers seek. You’ll participate in practical sessions within our animal collection, our purpose built laboratories, on the farm and in our canine and equine therapy centres, which will expand your understanding of the animal industry and allow you to apply the theory you learn to real-world situations.

The Principles of Animal Biology module supports students with little scientific background to develop understanding and participate in this broad, industry relevant programme.

Graduates from this programme can move on to the BSc (Hons) Animal Management top-up to complete an Honours degree in a year.

How to apply for this course

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language and Mathematics

A Level | Typical offer is CC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level preferably in a Biological Science and excludes General Studies

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is a MPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team.

Why study Animal at Hartpury University Centre?

We work with a range of organisations, including industry bodies and leading companies and charities, in the UK and throughout the world to open doors to incredible opportunities for our students – from exciting work placements to amazing jobs and field trips.

But perhaps the most special thing about Hartpury is that there are many opportunities for our students to gain real world experience on our own specialist campus.

Our Animal students are able to learn about and work with a wide variety of small and large domestic and exotic species – not only with our on-site animal collection but at the farm and in the canine hydrotherapy and equine therapy centres. It’s the best possible preparation for a career in the industry.

You’ll be more than just a number as an animal student at Hartpury University Centre. With small teaching groups and your own personal tutor, your lecturers will support you as an individual to achieve your ambitions, whether that’s working in animal science, welfare and conservation or in animal therapy-related roles.

Plus you’ll be part of a thriving research community, with plentiful opportunities to support staff with their projects and develop your own ideas in a broad range of areas, from animal health to welfare, behaviour and ecology.

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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