University Centre at Salford City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Animal Management (Top-Up)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre at Salford City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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• This is a Top-up programme designed to allow you to progress from a prior approved qualification to an honours level degree. • There is an induction programme to facilitate effective transition to honours degree level • Based at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford with state of the art teaching facilities, including classrooms, veterinary nursing suite and laboratories. • Outstanding, purpose built animal and equine facilities provide practical opportunities to ensure you will become effective in the workplace. • Teaching Staff have extensive professional knowledge and industry experience within the animal management sector, with expertise in both core curriculum and current developments. • High staff to student ratios which increases the amount of contact time, interaction and one-to-one support. • Extensive online support through our bespoke Virtual Learning Environment. • Inclusive learning environment where individualised learning and assessment is encouraged and supported through Individual Learning Plans. • Additional dedicated support given to those with learning difficulties or disabilities, as part of a nurturing, pastoral environment. • Dedicated HE Support Officer providing academic and pastoral support. • Strong links with industry, community, educational and professional companies will improve your employability skills and knowledge. • This programme will help you gain employment in the following sectors: educational officer, animal welfare inspector, pet nutritionist, zoo department manager, animal laboratory specialist, ecologist, rehabilitation specialist, behavioural consultant, kennel/cattery managers, farm park advisors and veterinary services, FE and HE teaching, and postgraduate research.

Course details


Anthrozoology - 20 credits Anthrozoology is the study of the interactions between humans and other animals. You will investigate the associations between humans and animals in differing contexts, nationally and internationally, ranging from commercial uses of animals, therapy animals and animal experimentation to situations where the human-animal interaction can be utilised for mutual benefit. Throughout this unit you will consider the impact of interactions on both human health and psychology, and animal welfare. The knowledge gained in this unit will benefit you in a range of positions within the animal management sector, such as consultancy, animal welfare organisations and lecturing. Ecology and Conservation - 20 credits Ecology is a growing area in the animal management industry, with increased awareness of human impacts on the health of habitats, flora and fauna globally. Initially you will explore a broad range of key ecological principles before examining selected biomes in more detail. A key focus throughout this unit will be critical analysis of the impact of human activity on habitats, populations and species. You will participate in a residential field trip where you will have the opportunity to practice and hone your ecological field skills through the planning, implementation and evaluation of field studies. Finally, you will examine and critically assess a range of species-centred and habitat management strategies for conservation. The knowledge gained in this unit will benefit you in a range of positions within the animal management sector, such as environmental consultant, ecologist and conservation officer Animal Rehabilitation - 20 credits This module aims to provide you with a sound understanding of a broad range of animal rehabilitation techniques. Initially, you will consider the different reasons why animals may require rehabilitation - from post-surgical recovery and injury to neurological conditions and genetic defects. You will then critically appraise a variety post-surgical veterinary rehabilitation methods including quality of life assessments, pain management techniques and wound management, and will investigate the purpose, safety, efficacy and legislative framework of a range of complementary and physical therapies. Finally, you will be required to formulate, develop and justify rehabilitation plans for a range of scenarios. Parasitology - 20 credits Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts and the interactions between them. This module aims to provide you with a sound knowledge of parasitic infections of animals both in the UK and globally. You will compare and contrast the diversity of parasites from protozoa to helminths, looking at their key features, life cycles and survival strategies. Common and significant parasitic infections will be critically assessed in terms of the impact on animal health and welfare. You will investigate a range of treatments and preventative measures and critically evaluate them in terms of their mode of action, effectiveness, cost and prognosis. Finally, you will be introduced to immunoparasitology where you will examine host-parasite interactions in detail and compare the immune response. Dissertation - 40 credits This module enables an in-depth exploration of a topic of your choice and consolidation of knowledge and understanding. The module is predominantly composed of independent study time supported by supervision from the module tutor. During this time the student will carry out a literature review, identify a suitable methodology and research design, collect and analyse data, discuss their findings and draw conclusions. This module provides opportunities to develop a critical, inquiring and reflective approach to an area of study, demonstrate originality and creativity, acquire research skills and gain experience in research practice.

Assessment method

Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed before the end of the module. Module assessments typically involve written coursework, oral assessments and project work. assessment is varied and could include: • practical assessments • data analysis • case studies • reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience • online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme • oral and written reports • field note books • plans (e.g., action plans, plans for your group activities) • presentations • portfolios of evidence.

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeAM03
Institution code S11
Campus nameEccles Sixth Form College
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to accept applications from students who need a student study visa

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Applicants must hold a relevant qualification at level 5 (FdA, FdSc, HND)

Additional entry requirements


Applicants will be invited to interview at Eccles Sixth form College

English language requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science C/4 or better

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Management (Top-Up) at University Centre at Salford City College - UCAS