WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The animal industry is comprised of a diverse and exciting range of sectors, from companion animals and training to animal welfare, zoo management, and wildlife conservation. This is the course for you if you are passionate about animal welfare and are looking for a rewarding animal based career. Our Honours degree in Animal Management provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for a range of exciting career options.
Our course is structured to ensure that you are able to explore a range of key subjects and improve your employability in specialist sectors. The optional modules on this course allow you to flavor your studies towards a wildlife and conservation, animal training route or develop your laboratory skills. Whatever your animal management ambitions, our BSc in Animal Management can be tailored to meet your needs. This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.
WHAT MODULES ARE COVERED?
Typical modules will include:
- The Animal Industry
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Applied Animal Management
- Wildlife Ecology
- ASSET (academic study skills and employability)
- Optional Modules
- Animal Science Laboratory
- Principles of Business Enterprise
- Psychology of Animal Training
- Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technology
- Research Design and Analysis
- Enterprise Development
- Habitat and Environmental Enrichment
- Specialist Animal Management
- Optional Modules
- Biodiversity and Evolution
- Animal Health and Disease
- Animal Development and Training
- Management Consultancy Project
- Advances in Animal Nutrition
- Ethics and the Animal Industry
- Optional Modules
- Wildlife Conservation
- Advanced Animal Training
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GET?
BSc (Hons) Animal Management
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for example, 100% Coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written the examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real-life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) thus allowing students to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject and in themselves.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?
Applications should be made through UCAS using the institution code for Warwickshire College Group: W25 and the course code: D328.
Applicants MUST state clearly on the UCAS application their GCSE grades (or equivalent acceptable qualifications such as Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2) and the grades or expected grades of their level three qualifications.
If you are interested in joining the college in September 2017, we would welcome you to take part in one of our Open Events. You will take a tour of the campus, receive a presentation from staff and take away lots of useful information about studying at Moreton Morrell College and of course, get a 'feel' for what it might be like to be a student here.
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Minimum qualifications: Full level 3
Normally applicants will be expected to have at least *88 UCAS points. This may be derived from BTEC/C&G L3 qualification in Animal Management or a related subject; orTwo A2 Levels ideally including one science subject; or Kitemarked Access to HE
- New UCAS tariff Applicants will also need five GCSE’s at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science, and Mathematics.
Other qualifications such as Access to HE Diploma, Welsh/International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Higher Leaving Certificate and other international qualifications are acceptable, dependent on the overall grade/points achieved and the science content of the course.Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience.
As a guide, students will be expected to have studied at A’ Level or completed relevant level 3 qualifications, however, all applicants will be assessed on individual experience.
Application for recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered
The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities. All applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to study independently at HE level.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
This is a three-year full time or four-year sandwich course. Should students choose the sandwich option; they will be required to undertake a minimum 48-week work placement in an area of the student’s interest. Part-time study over a longer period can also be arranged.
As well as gaining practical animal husbandry skills, students will also develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, team working, people management, research, and communication. Regular contact is maintained with employers and feedback from them is used to inform programme modifications thus ensuring the programme’s relevance to current and future industry needs. During the final year of the programme, all students will be required to complete a Dissertation which may be linked to a company. Students wishing to further enhance their practical skills are able to access the College’s purpose-built animal welfare facilities and Moreton Morrell’s commercial farm and equine facilities at Moreton Morrell College.
Most students will pay nothing upfront for their course. For information on government loans and grants available for HE study, visit the Student Finance England website. Please note that applicants who already hold a higher education qualification may not be eligible for support and should inquire for further details. Warwickshire College Group offers various bursaries; please see the HE fees and support information on our website or contact us for further information. Different fees apply to international students. If you think this might apply to you then please enquire at Student Services for more details. Further information Warwickshire College Group welcomes all students and will always aim to make reasonable adjustments to meet any specific needs or difficulties. In exceptional circumstances, the learning outcomes of some courses may mean that such adjustments are not possible and the college cannot guarantee that every requirement can be supported. Failure to disclose specific needs or difficulties to the college at an early stage in your application may delay the college in its ability to make reasonable adjustments or may prevent them altogether. Please discuss your individual circumstances with the admissions tutor as early as possible.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER THIS COURSE?
Our graduates have entered professions including animal welfare officers, RSPCA and other welfare organizations, animal collection managers, animal trainers, wildlife conservation managers, education, training, and teaching.
Progression to post-graduate qualifications includes MBA, MSc and teaching courses such as PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and Cert. Ed (Certificate in Education).