University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Applied Animal Science

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Course summary

TEF Gold

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WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Benefit from a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre
  • Develop strong scientific knowledge in key biological sciences, biochemistry, vertebrate anatomy and physiology
  • Gain robust data analysis and research skills needed for employment through project work and assessments
  • Build vital experience through practical handling skills, extensive work placements and strong links with industry
  • Research opportunities throughout the programme, University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
What will I learn? The programme is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects of animal welfare and behaviour, animal collections management and wildlife management. Work placements are a key feature and benefit from the College’s strong links with a variety of management organisations. Some students choose to do their work experience overseas, with recent placements including Shamwari Conservation experience in South Africa and working in Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica. More locally, students have learnt from Colchester Zoo, Marwell Wildlife, Dogs Trust, Bird World, Wild Futures, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Beale Park, HART Wildlife rescue, Paradise Park, RSPCA and Living Forest. Employability is a focus of the final year, with the opportunity to research, investigate, explore, and then gain experience in, a specific career area of your choice. How will I be assessed? Assessment at Level 4 and 5 is primarily by exams and coursework which includes practical portfolios, laboratory reports, seminars and essays. Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted at Level six. There are research opportunities throughout the programme, and University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world. Where can I go from here? You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt graduates now work in zoological collections, animal charities and conservation both in the UK and overseas.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 • Animal Management • Principles in Biology • Anatomy and Physiology • Industrial Experience • Academic Skills • Analytical Techniques • Human Animal Interaction YEAR 2 • Population Biology • Applied Industrial Research • Industrial Development • Ethology and Ethics • Animal Health • Animal Management 2 • Nutrition YEAR 3 • Dissertation • Data Analysis • Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare • Applied Animal Health • Species Manipulation and Monitoring • Professional Industrial Development • Animal Industry and Trade

Assessment method

Assessment in Years 1 and 2 is primarily by exams and coursework which includes practical portfolios, laboratory reports, seminars and essays. Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted in Year 3. There are research opportunities throughout the programme, and University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D320
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic61
Cambridge English AdvancedBScore 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

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Our COVID-19 information

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Clearing contact details

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Clearing Contact Details

01962 797269

Course Clearing information

Additional information

There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester


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