Bachelor of Science Animal Science

General

Program Description

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The animal sciences are a diverse and exciting range of disciplines, underpinning many sectors of the animal industry. This is the course for you if you want a career in science and have ambitions to work with animals, whether your interest lies in companion animals, livestock, exotic species or wildlife.

Our BSc (Hons) Animal Science 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 construct your studies to reflect your interests and improve your employability in specialist sectors. You might choose, for example, to broaden your knowledge on animal breeding and nutrition or opt for a wildlife ecology route. Whatever your animal career ambitions, our course can be tailored to meet your needs. This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

WHAT MODULES ARE COVERED?

Typical modules include:

Level 4

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Science Laboratory
  • Applied Animal Management
  • Principles of Animal Science
  • ASSET (academic study skills and employability)
  • Optional Modules
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Animal Welfare, Breeding and Nutrition

Level 5

  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Animal Behavioural Science
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Specialist Animal Management
  • Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technology
  • Optional Modules
  • Biodiversity and Evolution
  • Animal Health and Disease

Level 6

  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour
  • Veterinary Science for Animal Scientists
  • Advances in Animal Nutrition
  • Optional Modules
  • Ethics and the Animal Industry
  • Wildlife Conservation

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GET?

BSc (Hons) Animal Science

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for example 100% Coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written 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: D300.

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.

*New UCAS tariffApplicants 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 (Science), 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 and Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning.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. Recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered.

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.

Please note that applicants who already hold a higher education qualification may not be eligible for support and should enquire for further details. Warwickshire College Group offers various bursaries to students satisfying certain criteria, 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?

Recent graduates have entered professions including animal welfare scientists and officers, veterinary diagnostics laboratory technicians, zoo biology, wildlife conservation, 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).

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Our Moreton Morrell College covers 750 acres of countryside and is home to many of our land-based students.

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