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  • Objectives
    * To provide a comprehensive grounding in animal management, welfare and conservation, whilst addressing the underpinning knowledge of the applied animal sciences * To develop a comprehensive understanding and application of a broad number of key disciplines relating to animal management such as nutrition and behaviour
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Standard university entry requirements apply 160 UCAS points from: 2 A-levels at grade C; or a National Diploma at PMM; or equivalent qualifications in appropriate subjects, supported by GCSEs Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications
  • Academic Title
    Animal Management, BSc Hons
  • Course description
    This programme’s variety of courses and practical work help produce multi-skilled graduates able to gain employment within many areas of the animal industry.

    Students’ learning is further enhanced by visits and talks from leading organisations in the animal industry. The college has close links with the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Kent and Sussex Wildlife Trusts, Association of British Wild Animal Keepers and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Successful field trips have run for several years and include whale-watching in Tenerife, a study tour at Jersey Zoo and a conservation field trip working for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. The latter also provides opportunities for graduates to work as volunteers in the field for six months.

    Year 1

        * Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
        * Laboratory and Field Techniques
        * Animal Husbandry
        * Animal Behaviour
        * Anatomy and Physiology
        * Principles of Conservation
        * Principles of Management

    Year 2

        * Breeding Management and Genetics
        * Animal Health
        * Animal Welfare
        * Comparative Anatomy, Adaptations and Evolution
        * Principles of Nutrition
        * Animal Enterprise Management
        * One option from:
              o Problem Behaviour Management
              o Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
        * One option from:
              o Exotic Species Management
              o Animal Disease Management

    Year 3

        * Current Issues
        * Organisational Issues
        * Advanced Animal Nutrition
        * Advanced Veterinary Nursing Techniques
        * Project
        * One option from:
              o Field Biology
              o Advanced Animal Behaviour
        * One option from:
              o Wildlife and Habitat
              o Conservation
              o Welfare and Law

    Specialist equipment / facilities

    Over 120 species, paddocks with grazing animals and specialist rooms for aquatics, reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals. In addition, exotic bird aviaries, a veterinary examination room and a new arctic fox enclosure


    Assignments, projects, presentations and exams

    Career options

    Progression onto MSc or PhD programmes or into management and research posts within the industry

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