If you have a real passion for working with animals, you will discover a wide choice of occupations in the thriving and varied animal management sector. This course gives you a solid introduction to all aspects of animal management to prepare you for a highly successful career. Our foundation degree course has been designed to give you the right aptitude and attitude to work within the animal management sector. You will develop your hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge through a fascinating range of academic study, practical classes and industrial visits. This two-year course consists of 12 modules designed to reflect the diverse nature of animal management. These will be delivered through engaging lectures and practical studies in our laboratories and on-site animal unit. Your learning will be enhanced through field trips to enable you to apply theory to practice. You will also take part in relevant work-based learning equivalent to one day per week. Support in identifying appropriate work placement opportunities will be provided. Your learning will be supported by our highly qualified teaching team who have a wealth of academic and professional experience in many specialist areas. Guest speakers will ensure that you receive the most up-to-date professional experience and knowledge. Delivered at our Broomfield Hall Campus, the full-time route* includes 15 hours of taught material each week, with a minimum of 15 hours of expected self-study per week. *This course can also be accessed part time. This course is regulated by OfS and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. All students have access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages. The programme will run with a minimum of six students. In 2020-21 we enrolled 7 students on this programme.
Year 1 Modules: Principles of Animal Husbandry (20 credits) Principles of Animal Biology (20 credits) Introduction to Animal Health and Welfare (20 credits) Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology (20 credits). Introduction to Work Experience in the Animal Management Sector (20 credits) Essential Study Skills for Life-long Learning (20 credits) Year 2 Modules: Applied Animal Nutrition (20 credits) Natural History and Comparative Anatomy of Exotic Mammals (20 credits) Planning and Managing Animal Breeding Programmes (20 credits) Ethology of Domestic and Captive Animals (20 credits) Continuing Work Experience in the Animal Management Sector (20 credits) Research Methods and Scientific Communication (20 credits)
While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods, including assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations and poster presentations. All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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