This superb new course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of animal management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of animals, enable you to acquire practical animal management skills and devise welfare management strategies pertinent to the animal sector. The programme reflects the rural location of the College; along with its land-based specialism, the College is also a member of Landex which allows a more practical offer than courses at traditional Universities. The state of the art Animal Management Centre enhances the high-quality provision for Animal Management students, providing bespoke facilities for a wide variety of species. A graduate in Animal Husbandry & Welfare will be able to demonstrate academic research and project management skills, field and sector-specific skills and the ability to apply research and theory to practical situations. For this reason, the teaching strategy blends the conceptual and the vocational and includes lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, visits, guest speakers, peer teaching and peer review. An active approach to learning is encouraged and students will undertake research, discussion and activities within sessions. You will have the opportunity to take part in external visits to businesses involved in animal husbandry & welfare. These visits may be optional but may involve extra costs. You will also be encouraged to shadow industry professionals to gain experience of work opportunities in the sector. Alongside time in College, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours of independent study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research from academic and technical texts and preparing for assessments, presentations or examinations. Your independent study is supported by Microsoft Teams, our online electronic resource platform. All lesson resources are available online and we have a fantastic Learning Hub with specialist Study Support. The average class size for this course is 10-12. You will receive feedback on your formal assessments within four working weeks of the submission date. Your overall grade for the course and your Foundation Degree classification is based on the marks obtained for all the modules studied in year 2 of the course. More information can be found here: Student Information > Regulations (https://www.craven-college.ac.uk/course-search/degrees/student-information/) A Foundation Degree is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is equal to the first two years of the full BSc (Hons) course. Once you completed your Animal Husbandry & Welfare FdSc you may progress onto a third and final year to complete the Animal Husbandry & Welfare BSc (Hons).
Modules (subject to change)
- Personal and Professional Development
- Animal Husbandry
- Project Management
- Animal Behaviour
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Animal Biology
- Animal Health
- Animal Welfare and Ethics
- Environmental Education and Public Engagement
- Research Methods and Skills and Dissertation
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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- Aireville Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We do not accept international student applications.
Additional entry requirements
Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview
If you have a relevant Level 4/5 qualification you may be able to transfer onto the next level
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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