Animal Science (Top Up) at Bedford College Group - UCAS

Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bedfordshire

Animal Science (Top Up)

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Course summary

This is a route to an Animal Science Honours Degree. It is aimed at those who already possess a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in Animal Management or a related area.

  • The course offers a scientific approach to the management of animals. It fosters the use of scientific inquiry and business principles to solve problems faced in a vocational context.
  • Practical use of animal and laboratory resources will be integral to the delivery of learning, with study trips to external agents providing enhanced learning opportunities.
  • You will have access to the animal collection at Shuttleworth College giving hands on experience with an impressive collection of a diverse range of companion, farm, exotic and equestrian animals.
  • The course is delivered by using various learning methods including formal lectures, practical laboratory sessions and IT laboratory sessions combined with a number of opportunities for supported independent-study.
  • A number of guest speakers are used throughout the course to deliver lectures and seminars to the learners. These speakers will be academics or industry professionals who are current practitioners or leading researchers, to ensure the course content is rooted in today's best practice and science
  • The mixture of applied science, practical management and business content uniquely places you in the advantageous position of working hands on with animals in both technical and management roles. The wide range of related subjects covered gives a broad base from which to find appropriate careers.
  • Module delivery is sensitive to the legal and ethical context of the animal industry. Therefore, the course provides an understanding of these complex issues.
The course can lead to careers in animal care, conservation and scientific research into animal health and nutrition, Shuttleworth College has excellent animal management facilities and animal collections, as well as contacts with local zoos and safari parks, which provide a great opportunity for practical research. The course is taught by the University of Bedfordshire, but some of your study will take place at Shuttleworth College.


Elements of the course include: • Managing animal collections • Scientific theory of animals • Interaction of animals and environment • Animal physiology and disease

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification in Animal Science.

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Student Outcomes

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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

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change. This course has an additional cost of £750 for trips (optional).
Animal Science (Top Up) at Bedford College Group - UCAS