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Enhance your understanding of the internal workings of many fascinating animal species. Animal science focuses on the scientific disciplines that underpin the management of captive, productive and companion animals. This will include but not be limited to animal health, biology, behaviour, nutrition and anatomy. PROGRAMME MODULES Year 1: (30 credits each) → Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition → Principles of Animal Science → Animal Behaviour → Professional Development in the Work Environment Year 2: → Advanced Animal Nutrition → Comparative Anatomy and Physiology → Research Methods → Professional Development in the Work Environment 2 CAREERS You could work within animal science related industries such as animal nutrition and technology, field research, animal health, wildlife biology, or in veterinary and research laboratories.
Year 1: animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), principles of animal science (30 credits), professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits) and animal behaviour (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); advanced animal nutrition (30 credits); comparative anatomy and physiology (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
You will be assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.
How to apply
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!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects|
|A level||64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP||64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass normally in science based subjects|
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4000||Year 1|