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This course was awarded an overall satisfaction score of 100% in the 2019 National Student Survey.
As a £1 billion industry with more than 13,000 businesses in the UK alone, there are so many employment opportunities in the sectors relating to animal management and science. This course has been designed to help students stand out to these employers by providing a broad base of knowledge and practical skills in key areas including animal biology, behaviour, welfare, health and nutrition.
You will learn the analytical and research skills required for further study, and you will also have to obtain and undertake a work placement with an organisation dealing with wildlife, pets or livestock. This approach of combining practical experience of handling animals with in-depth theoretical knowledge and work-based learning is what sets the FdSc in Animal Management at UCW apart.
The course covers the key theories and practices in animal management, from biology and behaviour to nutrition and welfare. You’ll also study business case studies and data analysis. The programme also includes day trips to animal rescue and rehabilitation centres and longer residential visits at an additional expense. Students on this course recently visited Monkey World in Dorset and also spent time in London at the Natural History and Hunterian museums, for example.
It is taught by our expert and experienced lecturers in the bespoke classrooms at Winter Gardens in the centre of Weston, with practical studies taking place at the brand new Animal Management Education Centre at Puxton Park. Students on this course can also take advantage of the learning and teaching facilities on offer in our new University Centre in the redeveloped Winter Gardens, which is on the seafront in the centre of Weston.
Please click on the next tab to find out more about what you’ll learn on this programme and how it is delivered. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the course leader Gill Cook or UCW’s HEART student services team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.
93% of animal science and management graduates progress to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Prospects data).
Delivered in partnership
This course is delivered in partnership with the Hartpury University.