Animal Bioscience and Management at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS

Course summary

On this programme, there is an emphasis on the advances in animal science, health and conservation. Growing areas of focus within the animal‑related industries include health and welfare legislation, the economic factors affecting the sustainability of the industry and the impact of environmental change. Worth £1 billion to the UK economy, the animal industry is constantly growing. With approximately 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees and lots of volunteers, the animal sector encompasses a wide variety of roles with opportunities to move between them. Understanding the biology of animals is key to their management in the wild and in captivity. This programme is designed to develop your understanding of biological, environmental and welfare needs of animals, and their surrounding environment, and how to monitor and manage systems to meet these needs. These skills are pertinent in all animal related industries. Additionally, this course enables you to explain and evaluate the contribution of Biosciences to solving interdisciplinary challenges and the role of interdisciplinary thinking in solving scientific problems.


Year 1 Core Modules Academic Writing and Research Animal Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry Practical Animal Health and Husbandry Sustainable Earth Elective Modules Exotic Animal Behaviour Canine and Feline Behaviour Equine Behaviour and Welfare Livestock Health Year 2 Core Modules Field and Laboratory Skills Principles of Animal Management Animal Nutrition Animal Welfare and Ethics Microbiology and Parasitology Elective Modules Management of Habitats and Protected Areas Principles of Animal Training Incubation and Rearing Performance Horse Production and Evaluation Livestock Production Year 3 Core Modules Research Project Recent Advances in Animal Management Sustainable Development in the Animal Industry Population Genetics Elective Modules Career Planning and Self Development Behavioural Ecology Advanced Equine Nutrition Enclosure Design and Stock Management Global Food Production and Supply Chain Efficiency

Assessment method

Assessments may include; Course work, time constrained assessments, online assessment, presentations, Viva-voce and practical assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have achieved 84 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Animal Bioscience and Management at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS