The programme provides a sound scientific knowledge base of animals and livestock production systems that underpins a thorough understanding of the applied aspects of animal science. Emphasis is placed on the integration of applied knowledge and skills providing hands-on experience with companion, farm and exotic animals. Students will practice a wide range of laboratory techniques required by the animal science industry. What will I study? Year 1:
- Modules introduce the student to animal anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, husbandry, animal behaviour, research methods and academic skills.
- Subjects become more applied in relation to reproduction and breeding management, domestic production, animal behaviour, welfare and legislation, cellular processes and biochemistry, business management and statistics.
- Applied modules such as animal production systems, molecular biology, and laboratory diagnostic techniques are studied along with disease processes, immunology and healing. The final year also includes a 10,000 word dissertation project on a relevant subject area.
- Animal Management Unit housing a wide range of species including meerkats, racoon dogs, primates, alpacas, marsupials, invertebrates, tropical and marine fish, reptiles, rodents and a nocturnal house.
- Dedicated dog training area, commercial dog kennels and grooming facilities, commercial sheep and beef enterprises, equine yard and schools.
- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
You will study; Animal anatomy and physiology Health and nutrition Animal biology Practical husbandry Research methods Cellular processes and biochemistry Reproduction and breeding management Laboratory and veterinary diagnostic techniques Molecular biology Immunology and disease processes Animal welfare and legislation Dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students
Additional entry requirements
GCSE English at grade C/4 or above
English language requirements
If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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