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.
- Pathogen Biology
- Animal Behaviour and Management
- Animal Physiology
- Nutrition Principles
- Animal Reproduction and Genetics
- Animal Nutritional Health
- Disease Control and Epidemiology
- Applied Animal Breeding
- Animal Cognition and Training
- Professional Development
- Research Skills
Year 1 Coursework (60%), written exam (33%), practical (7%) Final Year Coursework (67%), practical (33%)
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
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Fees and funding
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