This programme will allow you to develop a range of practical and knowledge-based skills related to the animal industry. You will learn about a wide range of animals, from companion and livestock to wildlife, and you will gain an underpinning of animal behaviour. Within the second year you will take up specialised modules that allow you to focus towards your chosen career. The programme allows you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations using our excellent animal facilities. Compulsory work experience will allow you to develop practical experience in the workplace, whilst business and employment elements improve transferable skills and enable you to set up your own business. Modules Year 1: Academic Professional Skills Comparative Anatomy and Physiology Animal Health and Nutrition Professional Skills in the Industry Principles of Animal Behaviour Applied Animal Husbandry Modules Year 2: Core: Ethics, Welfare and Legislation Behaviour of Companion Animals Leadership Skills in the Industry Data Skills for Animal Scientists Wildlife Health and Rehabilitation Methods Options: Fundamentals of Animal Training Behaviour Management of Production Species Ecology and Conservation Captive Animal Management (Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered.) Year 2. 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, you will 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 your independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. What is the contact time? Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, work experience, practical's and tutorials. are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments; forming an essential part of your learning journey.. 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? Work in animal rescue and rehabilitation, within zoos and wildlife parks, as an animal facility manager, kennel and cattery manager, pet store manager or pursue a career within conservation.
You will study Animal behaviour Animal anatomy and physiology Nutrition and health Applied husbandry Welfare and legislation Wildlife management Business and marketing Academic and research skills.
Assessment includes practical reports and demonstrations, written assignments, portfolios, scientific posters and group or individual presentations. There are no formal examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments is 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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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||£5966||Year 1|