Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Are you passionate about animals? Whether you have been a budding zoologist from a young age or have recently discovered a natural curiosity for the animal kingdom – there has never been a better time to explore your dream career. The animal care industry is now worth £1 billion to the UK economy with 13,000 businesses and numerous animal charities, zoos, conservation organisations, wildlife parks and animal visitor attractions too. Our course has been designed to cover areas of national and international interest and debate relating to animal behaviour, ethics and welfare - studying the topics of zoological science, animal husbandry, animal learning and training, and survey skills for conservation. Work placements are a key part of the course and help you develop practical skills and give you the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have gained. Using the facilities based at our Northop Campus and undertaking visits to zoos, animal rescues, and conservation organisations also helps you gain those all-important practical skills from handling skills and husbandry practices through to training and behaviour techniques. You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year over three years FdSc Animal Studies (three years including foundation year) UCAS code: 85D4 Following completion of the Foundation course, you may choose to study the top-up degree BSc Animal Studies
In the first year you are introduced to the concepts of biology, animal behaviour and welfare that you will use throughout the rest of your course. Laboratory skills are essential to science and you will receive a foundation in these. You will develop animal husbandry skills and knowledge. You will also undertake a period of work experience so that you become familiar with the animal sector and develop practical skills necessary for the workplace. MODULES • Biological Concepts • Husbandry • Ethology and Anthrozoology • Ethics and Welfare • Academic and Personal Development • Professional Practice YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) In the second year you will build upon knowledge gained in your first year and develop your understanding of a variety of topics in more detail. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, survey skills for conservation, learning and training. You will also learn research skills and report writing within research methodologies. In addition, the Applied Practice module will allow you to gain further hands on experience in the workplace. MODULES • Research Methodologies • Applied practice • Anatomy and Physiology • Learning and Training • Survey Skills for Conservation The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
The Animal studies FdSc programme includes a variety of learning and teaching methods in the class, practical settings and sessions delivered within the workplace. These include: Lectures and demonstrations Seminars and workshops Tutorials Group and project work Reflective reports External speakers Educational visits and study days Tutor and students led sessions Critical appraisal Portfolio development Work placements Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||48 UCAS Tariff points|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.