University Centre South Devon

Animal Science University Centre South Devon Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree.

This is a wide ranging Foundation Degree that incorporates contemporary issues in the animal science sector, including animal behaviour, welfare, sustainability and conservation. The course focuses on enhancing your employability and career prospects by developing your academic, vocational and transferable skills.

You will work in our well-equipped laboratories, and may participate in work experience with a land-based employer in order to gain valuable practical experience. You will also work with the College's extensive collection of over 100 animals, including companion, livestock and exotic species such as meerkats, reptiles, amphibians, pigs and goats.

The teaching team offer an excellent level of support, enabling you to learn from experienced practitioners who can help develop your skills and advise you on career opportunities and working practice.

Your studies will give you the opportunity to select a subject that interests you, enabling you to specialise in a specific area and develop a highly advanced skillset. You will develop your practical, research and communication skills, and upon completion you will be a well-rounded, confident and independent practitioner, capable of succeeding in whichever profession or specialism you choose to progress in.

Course details

Modules

Year One Modules

Anatomy and physiology
Introduction to animal behaviour
Animal handling and husbandry
Animal nutrition
Research development and practice
Foundation bioscience * Optional module
Wildlife management and rehabilitation * Optional module
Introduction to ecology, behaviour and conservation * Optional module


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.

Course code D300
Institution code S32
Campus name UCSD
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://southdevon.ac.uk/courses/university/animal-science

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8,400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,400 Year 1
Scotland £8,400 Year 1
Wales £8,400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre South Devon
Vantage Point
Long Road
Paignton
TQ4 7EJ


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