University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Animal Science

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Course summary

A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree. This is a wide ranging foundation degree that incorporates contemporary issues in the animal science sector, including animal behaviour, welfare, sustainability and conservation. The course focuses on enhancing your employability and career prospects by developing your academic, vocational and transferable skills. You will work in our well-equipped laboratories, and may participate in work experience with a land-based employer in order to gain valuable practical experience. You will also work with our extensive collection of over 100 animals, including companion, livestock and exotic species such as meerkats, reptiles, amphibians, pigs and goats. The teaching team offer an excellent level of support, enabling you to learn from experienced practitioners who can help develop your skills and advise you on career opportunities and working practice. Your studies will give you the opportunity to select a subject that interests you, enabling you to specialise in a specific area and develop a highly advanced skillset. You will develop your practical, research and communication skills, and upon completion you will be a well-rounded, confident and independent practitioner, capable of succeeding in whichever profession or specialism you choose to progress in. The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.

Course details

Modules

Year One Modules Anatomy and physiology Introduction to animal behaviour Animal handling and husbandry Animal nutrition Research development and practice Foundation bioscience * Wildlife management and rehabilitation * Introduction to ecology, behaviour and conservation * Year 2 Modules Specialist research project Applied zoological science Wild and domestic animal behaviour Animal behaviour management and analysis Animal health and welfare Engaging Audiences in Science * Marine biology and environmental management * Sustainability management * Biodiversity and speciation* *Optional Modules


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D300
Institution code:
S32
Campus name:
UCSD
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://southdevon.ac.uk/courses/university/animal-science


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8400 Year 1
Scotland £8400 Year 1
Wales £8400 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Animal Science at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS