Animal Management, FdSc
Animal Management, FdSc
Animal Management, FdSc
Animal Management, FdSc

This course will equip you with the scientific knowledge, understanding of animal biology and welfare, and business and research skills required to get ahead in the fields of animal management, science and husbandry.

As a £1 billion industry, 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 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 also undertake a work placement with an organisation dealing with wildlife, pets or livestock.

The course is taught in the science laboratories and classrooms at our Knightstone Campus, with practical studies sometimes taking place at our brand new Animal Management Education Centre at Puxton Park.

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Duration:
Full-Time: 2 years (2 days a week)
Part-Time: 3 years (1.5 days a week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Knightstone Campus and Animal Management Education Centre
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: D302
Campus: -
Course fees:
£8,900 per year
£5,950 in year 1 and £5,650 per year in years 2 and 3
Additional information about this course:
Students are required to cover the cost of travel to the Animal Management Education Centre and also pay extra fees for a uniform and footwear.

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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.

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93% of animal science and management graduates progress to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Prospects data).

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Sarah Leaney
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Sarah Leaney
Lecturer - Animal Management

Sarah studied Marine Biology and Oceanography at the University of North Wales, Bangor. Following this she worked at Cadbury Garden and Leisure in the pets and aquatics section caring for a range of animals. She then transferred to Plymouth and studied for an MRes in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, whilst continuing to work for the Garden and Leisure Group. Her research project on using a range of starfish as biomarkers of environmental pollution was presented at the UK Environmental Mutagen conference in Aberdeen. Sarah then moved to Weymouth and started working at Weymouth Sealife Park and Marine Sanctuary. She and her team of aquarists were responsible for the health and welfare of a range of different aquatic animals including; seals, penguins, sharks, otters and seahorses. During her time there she was involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of a number of sea turtles, of which 2 were successfully released back into the wild. Sarah then made the move into teaching and has taught on a range of A-level, BTEC, adult access and undergraduate programmes over the last 12 years.
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Julie Way
Lecturer - Animal Science

Julie studied at Hartpury College (UWE) and gained a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science. Her specialist areas of study are animal ethics and welfare as well as animal behaviour. Julie’s dissertation at UWE was based around educating people with regards to animal welfare so is more than equipped to deliver a wide range of modules on the Foundation Degree. Julie will be teaching on the Principles of Animal Behaviour module where she can showcase and share her wealth of knowledge regarding this are of study.
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Gill Cook
Programme Coordinator - Animal Management

Gill studied at Hartpury University where she gained a BSc in Equine Science before going on to gain her BHS AI qualification and qualifying for the BHS Register of Instructors. After working for a welfare charity, which involved rescuing and rehabilitating horses as well as being head of staff training, Gill started at Weston College in 2007. Gill gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has an MA in Education. Gill is responsible for managing the G95 Learning and Teaching Module on the PG-Cert and the Foundation Degree programmes in Equine and Animal Management as well as teaching Further and Higher Education and holding quality assurance roles within teaching observation and support. Gill is also a Higher Education Learning and Teaching Mentor and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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      Sarah Leaney
      Lecturer - Animal Management

      Sarah studied Marine Biology and Oceanography at the University of North Wales, Bangor. Following this she worked at Cadbury Garden and Leisure in the pets and aquatics section caring for a range of animals. She then transferred to Plymouth and studied for an MRes in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, whilst continuing to work for the Garden and Leisure Group. Her research project on using a range of starfish as biomarkers of environmental pollution was presented at the UK Environmental Mutagen conference in Aberdeen. Sarah then moved to Weymouth and started working at Weymouth Sealife Park and Marine Sanctuary. She and her team of aquarists were responsible for the health and welfare of a range of different aquatic animals including; seals, penguins, sharks, otters and seahorses. During her time there she was involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of a number of sea turtles, of which 2 were successfully released back into the wild. Sarah then made the move into teaching and has taught on a range of A-level, BTEC, adult access and undergraduate programmes over the last 12 years.
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      Julie Way
      Lecturer - Animal Science

      Julie studied at Hartpury College (UWE) and gained a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science. Her specialist areas of study are animal ethics and welfare as well as animal behaviour. Julie’s dissertation at UWE was based around educating people with regards to animal welfare so is more than equipped to deliver a wide range of modules on the Foundation Degree. Julie will be teaching on the Principles of Animal Behaviour module where she can showcase and share her wealth of knowledge regarding this are of study.
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      Gill Cook
      Programme Coordinator - Animal Management

      Gill studied at Hartpury University where she gained a BSc in Equine Science before going on to gain her BHS AI qualification and qualifying for the BHS Register of Instructors. After working for a welfare charity, which involved rescuing and rehabilitating horses as well as being head of staff training, Gill started at Weston College in 2007. Gill gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has an MA in Education. Gill is responsible for managing the G95 Learning and Teaching Module on the PG-Cert and the Foundation Degree programmes in Equine and Animal Management as well as teaching Further and Higher Education and holding quality assurance roles within teaching observation and support. Gill is also a Higher Education Learning and Teaching Mentor and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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        This course will equip you with the scientific knowledge, understanding of animal biology and welfare, and business and research skills required to get ahead in the fields of animal management, science and husbandry.

        As a £1 billion industry, 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 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 also undertake a work placement with an organisation dealing with wildlife, pets or livestock.

        The course is taught in the science laboratories and classrooms at our Knightstone Campus, with practical studies sometimes taking place at our brand new Animal Management Education Centre at Puxton Park.

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