Our Bioveterinary Science degree programme will help you to develop sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines and factors related to animal science in relation to a range of species and areas of the animal industry. This programme will prepare you for an exciting career within veterinary and/or animal science. There is an increasing demand for people with a combination of both academic and practical competence within the animal industry, which is why this course allows you to learn in a vocational and applied nature. You will complete both lessons and assessments on our animal unit and farm, working with a variety of species, as well as developing your practical science and industry skills within our state-of-the-art labs. What will I study? Year 1: cademic Professional Skills Comparative Anatomy and Physiology Animal Biology and Introduction to Laboratory Science Animal Health and Nutrition Principles of Animal Behaviour Science Development of Professional Skills Year 2: Behaviour and Management of Production Species Data Skills for Animal Scientists Ethics, Welfare and Legislation Livestock Reproductive Technology Cellular Processes and Biochemistry Entrepreneurialism Year 3: Genetics and Biotechnologies Disease Process, Immunology and Healing Laboratory and Veterinary Diagnostic Techniques Advanced Livestock Science Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. What is the contact time? Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practical's and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). A part-time option is also available. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. What kind of job could I get when I graduate? Graduates can pursue roles as a welfare inspector (e.g. DEFRA, RSPCA), laboratory animal technician, welfare scientist, environmental enrichment co-ordinator, agriculture consultant, laboratory scientist, animal rescue and rehabilitation, reproduction technologist, in research, management positions or animal welfare societies.
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.
Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, training practical, practical reports and demonstrations. There are no formal examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20-working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.
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 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||£8950||Year 1|