University Centre Rotherham

Animal Management University Centre Rotherham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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About this Course:

Learners can progress to the Higher National Diploma (HND), after successfully completing of the Certificate, for a second year of study to gain a full Level 5 Diploma qualification. ​

Based at our Dinnington campus, we have a selection of over 250 animals for learners to gain experience with, including large and small exotic mammals, companion mammals, aquatics, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, farm livestock, horses and avian species.

Our lecturing staff are experts in the field, having worked in a variety of animal related industries, and have many years of experience. As part of the course there will be an opportunity to take part in a short, residential conservation programme overseas.

Modules Covered:

  • Biological Principles

  • Research Project

  • Anthrozoology

  • Therapy and Rehabilitation

  • Evolution and Adaptation

  • Advanced Patient Care

  • Breeding and Genetics


  • Further study at higher levels in subjects such as Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal Behaviour and more.

  • Employment within the industry, such as Zoo-Keeping, Veterinary Sciences, Education, Animal Welfare, Visitor's Centre Management and Animal Charities.

Entry Requirements:

  • Five GCSE's grade C/4 including English Literature, English Language, Maths and Science

  • Completion of HNC Level 4

    Plus 58 UCAS points from at least one of the following:

  • Level 3 qualification in Animal Management
  • Three Science or Animal- based A- Levels
  • Access to HE certificate in a relevant discipline (Science of animal management)

If you do not meet these requirements please contact us as we are able to consider applicants with other qualifications, relevant experience or personal circumstances on an individual basis.

Course details


•The business environment
•Animal husbandry
•Animal health and welfare
•Research project
•Anatomy and physiology
•Animal nursing
•Exotics and pet trade
•Managing animals in education
•Planning, monitoring and nutrition

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 DN32
Institution code R52
Campus name Rotherham College - Dinnington Campus
Campus code R

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, must have an IELTS score of Level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level Three science or animal based A-Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Level 3 Animal Management
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Certificate in science or animal management

Mature students (24+) may be considered if proven relevant work experience and previous academic achievement can be evidenced.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English two years of school in English, must have an IELTS score of Level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,900 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,900 Whole course
Scotland £6,900 Whole course
Wales £6,900 Whole course

Additional fee information

For further information about Tuition Fee Loans eligibility, applications and repayments visit the Student Loans Company website at: There may be ways in which we can support your learning. If you are finding it hard to cover the costs of any materials associated to your course or travelling to college, please contact our Student Support team for Rotherham College on 01709 722777 as support may be available to you to cover these costs.

Provider information

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University Centre Rotherham
Eastwood Lane
S65 1EG

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01709 722777