Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 6 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

This programme is a one year course designed to follow on from an animal management foundation degree and is 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.

The course is aimed at those who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or level five qualification in animal management or a similar related subject and who wish to progress to complete a full BSc Honours degree.

The course offers an opportunity to conduct a research project and further knowledge of animal behaviour and issues currently relevant to the animal sector. These subjects are studied alongside modules developing leadership and sustainable practice, and knowledge of associated rural industries. The course also includes a work experience requirement intended to develop management level opportunities.

Relevant level 5 animal management or related qualification or substantial experience and demonstrable ability to study at level 6 equivalent to 240 credits at level 4 and 5.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 6165.00 *subject to change For some of our course programmes students are advised that they may incur additional costs, which include: • Elective book purchases • Elective journal subscriptions • Elective conference attendance fees • Elective visits • Provision of basic PPE. • Print credit is accredited to each student’s account and once exceeded, students are required to purchase additional credit via the College ICT team. • Students are responsible for their transportation costs to attend programme sessions. • Students are responsible for their own personal basic stationery.

You progress will be assessed by a range of methods including presentations, portfolios, dissertation, report writing, and essays

There is a requirement to complete 60 hours industrial placement over the course of the year.

The course offers opportunities to visit local animal enterprise and conservation areas with guest speakers invited across the range of the animal sector.

Lectures are timetabled between 9am and 4pm during term time.

This course is for those who wish to pursue a management level career in the animal industry

Modules include:

Applied Animal Behaviour
Current Issues in the Animal Sector
Research Dissertation
Enterprise Management and Sustainability
Collaborative Land-based Practice
Industrial Experience

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