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Animal Studies

Animal Studies

Rural setting

Study at our rural Northop campus


to rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland


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UCAS code: D300

Year of entry: 2019 2020

UCAS Tariff: 48

Duration: 2 YRS (FT) 3 YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Northop

Why choose this course?

The animal care industry is now worth £1 billion to the UK economy with 13,000 businesses and numerous animal charities, zoos, conservation organisations, wildlife parks and animal visitor attractions.

If you’re passionate about animals there’s never been a better time to prepare for your dream career with our course, which covers animal behaviour, ethics and welfare.

Students will:

study zoological science, animal husbandry, animal learning and training, and survey skills for conservation

take part in work placements to develop practical skills and demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained

have access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland at our Northop campus 

enjoy off-site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues


You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year over three years FdSc Animal Studies (three years including foundation year) UCAS code: 85D4


Following completion of the Foundation course, you may choose to study the top-up degree BSc Animal Studies 


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