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Animal Science Activate Learning Degree level: Undergraduate


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Enhance your understanding of the internal workings of many fascinating animal species. Animal science focuses on the scientific disciplines that underpin the management of captive, productive and companion animals. This will include but not be limited to animal health, biology, behaviour, nutrition and anatomy.

Year 1: (30 credits each)
→ Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition
→ Principles of Animal Science
→ Animal Behaviour
→ Professional Development in the Work Environment

Year 2:
→ Advanced Animal Nutrition
→ Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
→ Research Methods
→ Professional Development in the Work Environment 2

You could work within animal science related industries such as animal nutrition and technology, field research, animal health, wildlife biology, or in veterinary and research laboratories.

Course details


Year 1: animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), principles of animal science (30 credits), professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits) and animal behaviour (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); advanced animal nutrition (30 credits); comparative anatomy and physiology (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
Access to HE Diploma 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 * Year 1
EU £8,000 * Year 1
England £8,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 * Year 1
Scotland £8,000 * Year 1
Wales £8,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.

Provider information

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Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road

Course contact details

Sue Taylor, HE Admissions Co-ordinator