University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Science with Management (including Foundation Year)

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Course summary

These programmes include an introductory year with study modules plus a work experience element to help you develop strong vocational and general academic study skills alongside specialist knowledge. This introductory year (described below) is followed by Year 1 and Year 2 of the associated Foundation Degree. The Extended FdSc Animal Science and Management programme includes an introductory year with academic study modules plus a work experience element to help you develop strong vocational and general academic study skills alongside upskilling your current knowledge around animal sciences and specialist knowledge. What you will learn This introductory year will get you ready for level 4 study with in the animal sector and is ideal for career changers, applicants who are just getting started in the animal sector or if applicants do not meet the entry requirements for the FdSc programme. This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the animal management sector in industries as varied as animal welfare, production, education, companion animals and training to name a few. The course will provide learners with underpinning knowledge of animal husbandry, welfare, behaviour, animal science and management. There will be an emphasis on the development of communication, academic writing and teamworking skills, and practical skills such monitoring and evaluating behaviour, undertaking ecological surveys and assessing animal welfare. Work placement forms an essential part of the course allowing on the job training and development of further skills to make students more employable. Making use of the on campus facilities, University Centre Askham Bryan has access to its own licensed and BIAZA accredited wildlife park, working farm, equine yard and well equipped science centre with specialist laboratories. With these resource on site, students have access to a range of fully working and industry specific resources that you can have the ability to get involved with during your study.

Course details


Introductory year: • Introduction to Animal Health • Fundamentals of Biological Sciences • Principles of Laboratory Work • Introduction Research • Academic and Professional Skills • Ecological Conservation Skills* Level 4 Module (FdSc AS&M) -Year 1 (Level 4) Core Modules include: • Academic Writing and Research • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Introduction to Genetics and Inheritance • Animal Health and Disease • Ecological Conservation Skills* Level 4 Optional Modules, students would choose one of the following: • Exotic Animal Behaviour • Canine and Feline Behaviour • Equine Behaviour and Welfare Year 2 (Level 5) Core Modules include: • Skills for Research • Principles of Animal Management • Animal Welfare and Ethics • Animal Nutrition • Laboratory Skills Level 5 Optional Modules, students would choose one of the following: • Management of Habitats and Protected Areas • Principles of Animal Training • Business Enterprise Elective modules, students would elect two of the following, • Animal Nutrition • Clinical Health and Laboratory Skills • Conservation Education • Principles of Training

Assessment method

Assessments may include; Course work, TCA's, online assessment, presentations, Viva-voce and practical assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs. In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Animal Science with Management (including Foundation Year) at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS