Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Animal Health and Management

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Course summary

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"Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, causes of ill health and modern advances in treatment, and the management of a wide variety of species. Making use of our excellent practical facilities, building on links with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Rural Business School, Dartmoor Zoological Park and more than 40 veterinary practices across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date veterinary knowledge. Aspects of animal health and management are studied through a range of inter-related modules, giving you a solid grounding in this specialist area. Study tours in Year 1 and Year 2 will allow you to further your knowledge and experiences both nationally and internationally. You will have amazing opportunities to develop your knowledge of health, welfare and husbandry, and to work with a wide range of species within our Animal Management Centres at our Bicton College, Duchy Stoke and Duchy Rosewarne campuses. You will have access to our Equine Yard and the Duchy College Home Farm and its new hi-tech dairy unit. We have links with Dartmoor Zoological Park and there are sound opportunities for you to broaden your experiences to a wider range of exotic species, including big cats, wolves, monkeys, capybara, tapirs and wallabies; we also work closely with The Donkey Sanctuary and The Dog and Wolf Development Centre in Cornwall. Assessment will be via a range of written assignments and practical assessments, reports, in-class tests, formal examinations, presentations and group discussions. You will compile a portfolio of skills developed during practical sessions. Possible Progression (subject to availability) – BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University – BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay – BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University – BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences final year at Plymouth University Possible Careers – Animal Nutritionist – Animal Health Inspector – Animal Technician or Welfare Officer – Epidemiologist – Veterinary Pharmaceuticals – Veterinary Practice Management – Veterinary Scientist – Wildlife Biologist – Zookeeper, Curator or Manager Learner and Pastoral Support We pride ourselves on our student focused, friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated support team are available for regular or ad hoc 1:1 learning or pastoral support needs. If you wish to speak to one of our support team at any time throughout the application process, please contact: [email protected] Upcoming Events Please email: [email protected] to book your place."

Course details


Current Year 1 Modules - Introduction to Animal Health - Principles of Animal Science - Practical Animal Health & Management - Animal Behaviour - Animal Health Industry - Personal & Employability Skills Development - Research Skills. Current Year 2 Modules - Contemporary Issues in Animal Health - Applied Animal Nutrition - Animal Health & Disease - Animal Health Planning - Research Project. Current Options (choose one) - Welfare, Care & Rehabilitation - Pharmacy & Diagnostics. Modules are subject to change and availability

Assessment method

Assignments, formal examinations, practical exam/s, presentation/s and debate/s.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD 48 tariff points to include at least 32 from A2 level qualification/s.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In an appropriate subject
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3. Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at level 2 may be considered

Additional entry requirements


International applications: We can accept applications from UK/EU applicants who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
Channel Islands £9950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Health and Management at Cornwall College - UCAS