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 with our extensive animal collection, including common domestic species, livestock and exotic species such as meerkats, reptiles and amphibians, pigs and goats. The animal science 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. 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. On completion of the foundation degree, you can progress onto the top-up BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science. The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.
Year One Modules Comparative Anatomy and physiology Introduction to animal behaviour Animal handling and husbandry Professional Practice Principles of Ecology Zoo and Aquarium Science Year 2 Modules Animal Health Behavior Management and Analysis Applied Ecology and Rewilding Applied Zoo Conservation and Management Evolution and Biodiversity Specialist research Project
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8400||Year 1|