University Centre Rotherham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Animal Management

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Course summary

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About this Course: Learners can progress to the Higher National Diploma (HND), after successfully completing of the Certificate, for a second year of study to gain a full Level 5 Diploma qualification. ​ The course provides you with a wealth of transferrable experience and employability skills either to take you straight into industry or onto further study. You will also build confidence both academically and practically within real animal industry scenarios. You will have access to work with a large variety of animal species. These include large and small exotic mammals, companion mammals, aquatics, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, farm livestock, horses and avian species. Our lecturing staff have a wide range of expertise, having worked in a variety of animal-related industries and have many years of experience. Former students have stated that they felt ready for the next step of their career and were fully supported to achieve to the best of their ability. As part of the course, there will be an opportunity to take part in a two-week residential conservation programme in South Africa. Modules Covered:

  • Biological Principles
  • Research Project
  • Anthrozoology
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Evolution and Adaptation
  • Advanced Patient Care
  • Breeding and Genetics
  • With further study at higher levels, you can pursue employment in Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Marine Biology, and Animal Behaviour.
  • Employment within the industry, such as Zoo/Animal Collection roles, Veterinary Sciences, Education, Animal Welfare, Visitor's Centre Management, Animal Charities, or into Animal Welfare and Rescue.
Entry Requirements:
  • Five GCSE's grade C/4 including English Literature, English Language, Maths and Science
  • Completion of HNC Level 4
Plus 58 UCAS points from at least one of the following:
  • Level 3 qualification in Animal Management
  • Three Science or Animal- based A- Levels
  • Access to HE certificate in a relevant discipline (Science of animal management)
If you do not meet these requirements please contact us as we are able to consider applicants with other qualifications, relevant experience or personal circumstances on an individual basis.

Course details


•The business environment •Animal husbandry •Animal health and welfare •Research project •Anatomy and physiology •Animal nursing •Exotics and pet trade •Managing animals in education •Planning, monitoring and nutrition

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeDN32
Institution code R52
Campus nameUniversity Centre Rotherham (UCR)
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, must have an IELTS score of Level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6900 Year 1
Scotland £6900 Year 1
Wales £6900 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Animal Management at University Centre Rotherham - UCAS