Animal Bioscience and Management at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS

Course summary

Embark on journey into the captivating world of animal biosciences and animal management. Our comprehensive three-year Bachelor of Science program offers a unique blend of scientific inquiry, practical application, and animal management skills, helping to shape you into a proficient and ethically-minded professional in the field of animal sciences. As the animal sector continues to flourish, driving a staggering £1 billion into the UK economy, opportunities abound across its diverse landscape of 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees, and countless volunteers. With a focus on areas such as animal health and welfare legislation, physiology, economic sustainability, and environmental impact, our program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in this ever-evolving field. Whether you're passionate about wildlife conservation, animal welfare, or animal biosecurity, our comprehensive curriculum empowers you to navigate and excel in any role you choose. Unlock the secrets of animal biology and environmental dynamics as you delve into the intricate balance between the needs of animals and their habitats. From understanding biological nuances to mastering the art of effective system management, our program ensures you're well-equipped to make a tangible impact across all sectors of animal-related industries. Our course doesn't just prepare you for the present; it can propel you into the future by fostering interdisciplinary thinking. Exploring the vital role of biosciences in addressing complex challenges and emerge as a problem-solver, ready to tackle the scientific frontiers of tomorrow. This course is 3-years full time (part-time study may also be available – contact [email protected] for more information about part-time study). This programme is awarded by Harper Adams University.


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 (Choose 1) 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 (Choose 1) 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 (Choose 1) Career Planning and Self Development Behavioural Ecology Advanced Equine Nutrition Enclosure Design and Stock Management Global Food Production and Supply Chain Efficiency

Assessment method

University Centre Askham Bryan fosters diverse talents and skills through a range of engaging assessment methods tailored to hone industry standard subject skills, as well as transferable skills and graduate attributes. From traditional coursework to time-constrained assessments that sharpen quick thinking, with each assessment opportunity you can showcase your abilities. Engage in online assessments blending technology with information for adaptable problem-solving. Whilst presentations amplify your voice, and scholarly viva-voce discussions deepen understanding. Practical assessments bridge theory with real-world application, helping to shape your subject expertise. There is also opportunity to undertake applied research as part of an honours research project. With our varied approach, learning isn't just about meeting standards—it's about discovering your potential within an educational landscape.

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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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

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Please note that the fee status of each applicant will be assessed prior to any offer being made (Home Fee or Overseas/International Fee). Where required further information may be requested to ensure the correct fee status is allocated. For further information about on studying in the UK and fee status, please visit UKCISA.
Animal Bioscience and Management at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS