Course: FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

Students gain the knowledge and skills required for positions of responsibility in the animal management industry through this programme. These practical skills and theoretical knowledge are delivered through a combination of academic study, practical classes, visits and work experience.  Students are also required to gain a minimum of 152 hours of work experience. On completion of this programme, students can 'top up' to four varying routes in Animal Training, Welfare, Bioveterinary and Wildlife Conservation. 

What You Study

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition and health
  • Applied husbandry
  • Welfare and legislation
  • Wildlife management
  • Business and marketing
  • Academic and research skills.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code DC33, and application for the part-time course is 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 80 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent qualification. Students should also have GCSE English at grade 4 or C or above.

Life experience will also be taken into account when considering applications from students without the formal entry requirements.

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.