Course: BSc Bioveterinary Science

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: One or three years


The programme provides a sound scientific knowledge base of animals and livestock production systems that underpins a thorough understanding of the applied aspects of animal science. Emphasis is placed on the integration of applied knowledge and skills, providing hands-on experience with companion, farm and exotic animals. Students will practice a wide range of laboratory techniques required by the animal science industry.

What You Study

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Health and nutrition
  • Animal biology
  • Practical husbandry
  • Research methods
  • Cellular processes and biochemistry
  • Reproduction and breeding management
  • Laboratory and veterinary diagnostic techniques
  • Molecular biology
  • Immunology and disease processes
  • Dissertation.

How To Apply

Application is through UCAS using code D422.

If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant Foundation degree, please apply either via UCAS (selecting three as the year of entry).

If you are currently studying for a degree at Bishop Burton or Riseholme and wish to 'top up', please apply via our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at MMP or equivalent qualification. They must also have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

Three years full-time or one year as a 'top up' degree, following completion of a relevant Level 5 programme.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Toni Jessop

BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up)

Toni pursued her passion for animals, studing for a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare before becoming a park ranger.