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BSc (Hons) Animal Studies
top up

Animal Studies<br/> top up

Rural setting

Study at our rural Northop campus


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one year

top-up course

UCAS code: D301

Year of entry: 2019 2020

UCAS Tariff: N/A

Duration: 1 YRS (FT) 2 YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Northop

Why choose this course?

The Animal Studies BSc (Hons) top-up programme follows on from our FdSC Animal Studies. It provides a balanced package of skills and knowledge, tailored for those wishing to enter an animal care sector profession.


Students will:

  • develop and advance their existing knowledge in the core themes of animal welfare, behaviour and conservation.
  • design and implement a research study of their choice. 
  • gain personal and professional development to maximise employability within the industry.
  • have access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland on our Northop campus. 
  • enjoy off site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues.


Students who have completed HND, FdSc or Dip HE in a related subject at other institutions can also join the course.



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