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BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Science (UCAS Code D302)


This is a three-year programme studied full-time or six-year programme if studied part-time. You will be required to complete 300 hours of work experience during the duration of your study. Students are currently studying this course on three consecutive days. This course includes skills and knowledge which can be applied to a wide range of areas within the animal management industries. Validating Partner: Harper Adams University.


With an emphasis on a strong scientific grounding, detailed study of animals in captive and natural environments is combined with recent advances in the Animal Management sector. Modules of study in the second year include Practical Lab Skills, Microbiology and Parasitology, Applied Animal Health, Field and Research Skills, Animal Welfare and Legislation, Animal Nutrition and a choice of one of the following optional modules: Applied Animal Behaviour and Training, Management of Exotic Species & Wildlife Conservation. Modules of study in the final year include Dissertation, Biotechnology, Population Genetics, Recent Advances in Animal Management, Behavioural Ecology and a choice of two of the following optional modules: Animal Behaviour Management and Counselling, Applied Zoo and Wildlife Management or Aquatic Ecosystems Management.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have 5 GCSE’s or above including English, maths and science at Grade C or above. In addition, for admission onto the BSc (Hons) Animal Management & Science programme, students must have achieved a minimum of 220 UCAS points including study of 2 GCSE/VCE A levels in a relevant area to A2 / Extended Diploma at Level 3. All UK based students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Applications will be welcomed via one of the formalised pathways outlined in signed progression accords with other institutions. Applications from mature students are welcomed.  Applicants will be assessed on individual experience.

Further Study

Previous students have gone on to complete MSc qualifications. Several students also go on to secure jobs as lecturers, or internships in zoos and a variety of animal collections nationally and internationally as well as in research laboratories.