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Course summary

This course teaches a combination of scientific knowledge and animal management skills. It is highly vocational in nature, with a strong emphasis on practical learning and work experience. You'll focus on animal welfare and its application across a host of sectors. Similar to the BSc (Hons) Animal / Zoo Biology courses, your lectures will cover major scientific principles, including animal anatomy and physiology, behaviour, ecology and nutrition. However, the FdSc involves a slightly different pace of learning, combined with a greater emphasis on applied aspects. Successful completion of the FdSc Animal Science course to a satisfactory level allows progression on to the final-year of BSc (Hons) Animal Biology or BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology. So you can gain a full BSc honours degree in three years.

Modules

Year One

  • Pathogen Biology
  • Animal Behaviour and Management
  • Animal Physiology
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Animal Reproduction and Genetics
Final year
  • Animal Nutritional Health
  • Disease Control and Epidemiology
  • Applied Animal Breeding
  • Animal Cognition and Training
  • Professional Development
  • Research Skills
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (60%), written exam (33%), practical (7%) Final Year Coursework (67%), practical (33%)


How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is not eligible for International Students who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK

Application codes

Course code:
D325
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
Brackenhurst Campus
Campus code:
3

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Animal Science at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS