University Centre Grimsby

Animal Management (Top-Up) University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull


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Course summary

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The BSc (Hons) in Animal Management Top-Up will develop students’ applied understanding how animals are presently managed and will encourage consideration to be placed on how practices may evolve in the future. Students will be challenged to evaluate the challenges that the animal care industry faces and how these can be overcome through the use of innovation.
The programme will consider the sustainability of the wider animal management industry and aims to prepare individuals for the future world of animal management giving thought to evolving employment opportunities and advancements in both practice and technology within the industry. Focus will be given in reviewing the animal management industry from a business perspective and considering how it coordinates with other sectors such as leisure and tourism. Within the context of coordination of industries students will research and apply skills and knowledge to find solutions to effectively manage animal populations both within captivity and within the wider in-situ environment.
The programme is designed to enable students to develop competencies in practices fundamental to maintaining the overall health and wellbeing of animals. Programme and module outcomes will provide an opportunity for students to gain opportunities to develop their employability within the animal management industry through undertaking work-based experience. Students will undertake independent research projects designed to develop individual competence in following lines of enquiry and interpreting information/data in order to make effective conclusions in line with an original problem or question set.

Students will be encouraged to review how practices and technology will change to meet the needs of future generations and provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and skills required to work effectively and be of value to tomorrow’s animal care sector. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of how innovation drives the evolution of key areas within animal management such as veterinary medicine, in-situ and ex-situ wildlife conservation, animal rescue, animal behaviour and nutrition.

Specifically, the programme will develop qualities, which will enable learners to be successful in careers demanding higher skills. The programme has been planned in close partnership with industry experts and through consultation with organisations within the animal care sector. As such the programme will meet the needs of industry and supply much needed candidates into an area which is highlighted as having a skills shortage. Our strong links with potential employers who provide a large proportion of work-based learning will give students a distinct advantage when it comes to gaining employment once graduated.

Key Aims:

• Analyse innovative and sustainable practices and technology which meet the needs of the present and future animal management industry

• Develop academic research skills which enable questions related to the animal management industry to be investigated and conclusions drawn.

• Research business practices and review attributes driving present and future success within the animal management industry

• Develop and apply competencies in the management of animals and reflect on personal performance to improve employability now and in the future

• Inspect and report on the development and potential future of anthrozoological interactions and the role of animals in human society

Course details


Advances in Animal Management
Research Project (40 credit module)
Entrepreneurship and Business Management in the Animal Care Industry
Professional Workplace Development

Assessment method

Theory Assessment

Theory based modules will be assessed using a range of techniques such as presentations, posters, formal essays, websites, business plans and research project dissertations.

Practical Assessment

Practical work related and based modules will be assessed again using a range of techniques such as student reflection and supervisor observations / feedback.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

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Course code D3H8
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Level 5 in Animal Management or equivalent subject with either a minimum 50% grade average at level 5 for a Foundation Degree or a merit grade for a HND
A minimum of grade ‘C’ or level 4 in both GCSE Maths & English.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.

Provider information

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University Centre Grimsby
Nuns Corner
DN34 5BQ

Course contact details

Information Centre

0800 315 002

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