UCAS code:
CF65

Course type:
Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Animal Training and Performance (with Foundation Year)

Industry opportunities

You’ll gain experience on-campus in our commercial equine and canine therapy centres, as well as with our industry partners in Gloucestershire, across the UK and internationally. These include leading trainers and coaches across the canine, equine and zoo animal sectors. You’ll also have access to guest speakers and professionals who deliver inspiring talks and practical demonstrations on a regular basis.

This course is ideal for those who...

have a passion for training animals, and would like to turn that passion into a career in animal performance and rehabilitation.

Learning and assessment

You’ll learn through engaging lectures and interactive practical sessions, with access to our excellent industry links with experts in both domestic and commercial environments.

Is there an integrated placement year option?

Four years full-time (five years with integrated placement year)
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

4 Year
Duration:
4 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

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

A Level | Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A-level.

Vocational award | Typical offer is a PPP 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.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

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?

As a Hartpury animal student, you'll benefit from and get involved with the latest scientific research. You'll work with research-active lecturers to help solve real-world issues. Our students co-author papers and present at national and international conferences.

You'll benefit from access to over 70 domestic and non-domestic species on campus. There aren’t many places that you’ll have access to invertebrates, reptiles, livestock and exotic species.

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