Northumberland College

Applied Animal Management Northumberland College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Newcastle University


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Course summary

Our FdSc is validated by Newcastle University and aims to equip learners with the skills and knowledge required in a range of animal management based industries.

Throughout the course you will also develop an individual portfolio of work to start your professional career or apply to university.

We also offer a BSC Hons within this subject area which is validated by the University of Cumbria .

This programme is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge of the exciting scientific and technical developments currently taking shape within the
global animal management industries. Focus will be made on critical appreciation for animal management in its wider context considering animals as pets and companions on farms, in zoos and in wildlife parks.

Course details


Modules include:
Year 1
• Personal Development & Planning
• Research & Study Skills for Land-Based Industry • Anatomy & Physiology
• The Animal Kingdom
• Specialist Care
• Wildlife Ecology
• Numeracy Skills & Quantitative Methods for Land Based Industry
• Employability Skills
• Animal Behaviour
• Evolution and Domestication
• Animal Health & Handling
• Genetics and Breeding

Year 2
• Investigative Project
• Scientific Methodology & Experimental
• Design
• Ethics & Welfare
• Applied Animal Health
• Animal Adaptations
• Principles of Land-Based Enterprise Management
• Industrial Experience
• Principles of Conservation
• Zoo Management and Captive Breeding
• Nutrition

Assessment method

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including: Investigative Project, essays, case studies, presentations and other exercises

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!

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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 80 points A combination of A or A/S levels: 80 UCAS tariff points or above is required. For example 2 A Levels at B Grade
Level 3 Extended Diploma, Students are required to achieve a merit grade or above, achieved in no more than two years
Level 3 Diploma Students are required to achieve a distinction grade or above, achieved in no more than two years
Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Students are required to achieve a Distinction* grade, achieved in no more than two years

Additional Requirements

Applicants are required to have achieved GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths, English and Science (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,000 * Year 1
Scotland £7,000 * Year 1
Wales £7,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

Higher Education students may be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,000 per year (Full-Time) and £500 (Part-Time) to support study costs such as travel, IT, equipment, meals and books if their household income is £25,000 or less. Proof of household income is required.

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Northumberland College
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NE63 9RG

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