Why choose this degree?
- Benefit from a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre.
- Develop strong scientific knowledge on a range of vertebrate species with focus on physiology, behaviour, welfare and husbandry.
- Build vital experience through practical handling skills, extensive work placements and strong links with industry.
• LEVEL FOUR • Animal Management 1 • Principles of Biology • Anatomy and Physiology • Industrial Experience • Academic Skills • Analytical Techniques • Human Animal Interaction • LEVEL 5 • Animal Management 2 • Population Biology • Applied Industrial Research • Industrial Development • Ethology and Ethics • Animal Health • Nutrition • LEVEL 6 • Dissertation • Further Statistics • Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (optional)* • Applied Animal Health • Species Manipulation and Monitoring • Professional Industrial Development • Animal Industry and Trade • Reproductive Technologies and Genetics (optional)* • Sustainable Resource Management (optional)*
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
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.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of a NQF level 4 (Cert HE or HNC) or NQF level 5 (Dip HE, HND or FdSc) in a relevant subject. Please email [email protected].
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/.
Minimum requirement is 80 UCAS tariff points (dependant on qualifications). Students who successfully complete the FdSc may apply to 'top-up' to the BSc. We welcome applications from people with non-standard or international qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
GCSE Maths and English @ Grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalents)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI|
|PTE Academic||60||Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi|
We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk
Please email [email protected] for details
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
If your household income is under £32,960 you could receive a bursary of up to £750 per annum. This can be used to help towards travel costs, books and equipment or anything else that will help you during your course. Depending on the financial information disclosed in your Student Loan application, UCS may make an automatic bursary award based on specific criteria as set out in our Access and Participation Plan. If this is not the case you may still be able to apply for financial support to the UCS HE Hardship fund by completing a Bursary Application Form (available from end of |Term 1). For more information please [email protected].