The Foundation Degree in Animal Science is validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen. It is delivered at the college's Pibwrlwyd Campus where a range of animal facilities are based. Students are required to undertake compulsory internship within an animal/environmental or equine related business. The course programme provides the knowledge, understanding and critical analytical skills to inform current and future professionals and draws on a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines to facilitate understanding of animal sciences across a diverse range of species and fields of study. In addition to these core elements, the programme encourages student research and discussion in relation to current issues of animal management, ethics, legislation and environmental change.
Level 4 Industry based learning in Animal Science 1 (compulsory) Animal Nutrition (compulsory) Study Skills (compulsory) Animal Behaviour (compulsory) Animal Husbandry and Health Management Ornamental Fish Management Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology Marine Biology Level 5 Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology (compulsory) Industry Based Learning in Animal Science 2 (compulsory) Animal Welfare (compulsory) Animal Breeding Anthrozoology Conservation Biology
The programme enables students to develop a range of skills which transfer easily to the world of work. Employment routes can include: Zoo Keepers, Animal Nursing Assistants, Pet Retail Managers, Conservation Managers, Animal Technicians, Animal Nutritionist, Animal Breeders, Small Holding Management, Marine Management, Animal Rescue Workers, Research / Laboratory workers, DEFRA / Local Government / Welfare Officers, Kennel and Cattery Managers, Charity Workers, Teaching. The course allows progression onto the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare (at Level 6) and applications onto our BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Programme, in addition to other honours programmes delivered at other institutions. Each module is individually assessed. The programme uses a range of assessment methods so that all students are given opportunities to demonstrate their strengths and in order to promote their graduate key skills. Assessment methods include examinations, written reports, research projects, practical assessments, essays and presentations.
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
Entry will be granted to applicants who demonstrate the academic ability and potential to benefit from the programme. Learners will be expected to have four GCSEs at grade C and above, plus 40 UCAS points. Applications from mature learners who may not meet these criteria will be considered on their own merit at interview based on their experience, interview assessment and other qualifications they may have gained as they may be industrially relevant. The college welcomes students with a range of appropriate vocational qualifications and experience to apply in addition to the traditional 'A' level route. These could include the level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, the Level 3 Baccalaureate, Apprenticeships, NVQs, AVCEs, National Diplomas and Advanced National Certificates, NPTC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma in Animal or Equine Management.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.