In the first year you will gain the skills needed for general animal management, with a mixture of practical and theoretical subjects. You will complete a specialist subject in the fundamentals of science to prepare you for the second year specialist science modules.
This course covers a wide range of animal and science topics and is designed to focus on the underpinning sciences associated with Animal Management.
- biological systems
- biochemistry and microbiology
- fundamentals of science
- chemistry for biomedical sciences
- breeding and genetics
There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the Animal Unit and work related experience. Students’ work is assessed continually throughout the course with some end of year assessments (including exams).
Students studying at our Wakefield Centre will have the opportunity to use the Animal Management facilities at Askham Bryan College, York. Free transport is provided from Wakefield for study days in York.
Students will study this course in our Animal Management Facility and Wildlife Conservation Park. These facilities home a range of animals including reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates.