UCAS code:
DF22

Course type:
Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science with Therapy (with Foundation Year)

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.

UCAS Code: 

Four years full-time (five years with sandwich year)
Part-time options available

This programme is designed to provide a broad understanding of animal science, with a special focus on therapy. Whilst you will not be qualified to become a therapist upon graduation, it will expose you to the scientific principles which underpin animal health, performance, therapy and rehabilitation. It can also act as a springboard into further study required to pursue a career as an animal therapist.

Taught alongside the BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science for many modules, optional topics could include Animal Nutrition, Behaviour, Welfare, Health and Disease and Laboratory Skills. Your modules will develop your ability to apply theory and practices using a range of therapeutic principles and you’ll gain experience within the on-site therapy facilities. These include a canine hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill, and the Equine Therapy Centre.

Laboratory practicals will feature heavily, particularly in the first year, to develop key skills and enhance your understanding of anatomy and physiology, animal nutrition and health assessment in a range of species. You will learn how animals function and perform, through biomechanical analysis and in practical facilities such as the new dog agility arena and in the equestrian facilities.

The optional sandwich year takes you into industry and your placement could be in the UK or overseas. Students have completed sandwich year placements in the Seychelles, Kenya, South Africa, Vietnam, New Zealand and in the UK.

In your final year, you can undertake a personalised research project to develop your understanding of the cutting edge nature of this exciting field, with the support of experienced researchers and practitioners.

A degree with a foundation year is a subject-specific, one year of full-time study at level 0 prior progressing to level 1 on this undergraduate degree.  This programme will suit you if you have a minimum of two passes at A level, or another recognised post-GCSE qualification, even if not in the subject areas needed for level 1 of your chosen degree. You can also apply if you did not obtain high enough grades or you don’t have the necessary standard of English. 

 

 

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

All applications for the Foundation year will be considered individually, however evidence of previous relevant study at level 3 (i.e. A Level, BTEC etc) is required.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

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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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.