Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Animal Health and Management

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Course summary

"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) Applied Animal Health (Level 6 only) at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland.
  • 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.

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS English Language - grade 6.0 required.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £5734 Year 1
EU £5734 Year 1
England £5734 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5734 Year 1
Scotland £5734 Year 1
Wales £5734 Year 1
International £6667 Year 1
Channel Islands £6667 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