This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the animal management sector in industries as varied as animal welfare, production, education, companion animals and training to name a few. The course will provide learners with underpinning knowledge of animal husbandry, welfare, behaviour, animal science and management. There will be an emphasis on the development of skills; general skills such as communication, IT and teamwork, and some practical skills such as animal handling, health checking, monitoring and evaluating behaviour, training animals, design and maintenance of animal accommodation and assessing animal welfare. Work placement forms an essential part of the course allowing on the job training and development of further skills to make students more employable. .
(FdSc ASM)-Year 1 (Level 4) Core Modules include: • Academic Writing and Research • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Introduction to Genetics and Inheritance • Animal Health and Disease • Ecological Conservation Skills Optional modules, choose one of the following: • Exotic Animal Behaviour • Canine and Feline Behaviour • Equine Behaviour and Welfare Year 2 (Level 5) Core Modules include: • Independent Research Project • Principles of Animal Management • Animal Welfare and Ethics • Animal Nutrition • Laboratory Skills Optional modules, choose one of the following: • Management of Habitats and Protected Areas • Principles of Animal Training • Business Enterprise
Assessments may include; Course work, TCA's, 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
International applicants will be considered
Applicants should have achieved 48 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
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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