Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Animal Science and Welfare (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Note: International non-Tier 4 applicants can find out what qualifications they need for entry by visiting Teesside University's website, but due to the type of course delivery and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa. Course overview: This course includes an integrated foundation year, ideal if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades to go straight into year one. Indicate your point of entry as Year 0 when applying. The BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Welfare degree at Teesside provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry. You can complete an optional work placement year. Specialist modules utilise facilities at the Houghall Farm site of East Durham College (EDC), where you are supported by specialist staff. You are provided with transport to attend Houghall Farm, normally on one day a week. Designed to support the animal care industry, this programme incorporates three core themes: animal science and genetics, animal behaviour and animal welfare. Most of your time is spent at our Middlesbrough campus where you study the theory and science related to animals. Specialist modules in animal behaviour and animal welfare themes are delivered at the Houghall Farm site of East Durham College. The Houghall Farm site, set on a stunning 476-acre estate, minutes from Durham City Centre, is a fantastic place to work with animals. A purpose-built small animal care centre has several specialist facilities including a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics, small mammals house and an aviary. There is also a commercial dog grooming studio, 22-bay dog kennel unit and a dog agility and walking area. The site is also home to horse riding stables, an arena and commercial pig and cattle facilities. After the course: This course provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry. The sector is worth £1bn to the UK economy and has 13,000 businesses and around 78,000 employees. Graduates can go on to work in boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services and with performing animals in film and television.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials, hands-on laboratory sessions and animal handling sessions at Houghall Farm. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to undertake self-study time to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework, assignments and examinations.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International non-Tier 4 applicants can find out what qualifications they need for entry by visiting Teesside University's website, but due to the type of course delivery and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome. International non-Tier 4 applicants can find out what qualifications they need for entry by visiting Teesside University's website, but due to the type of course delivery and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Animal Science and Welfare (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS