BSc/BSc (Hons) Animal Bioscience and Management

On this programme, there is an emphasis on the advances in animal science, health and conservation.

Course Details

  • Department

    Animal Management
  • Qualification

    Level 6
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    3 Years
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

Embark on journey into the captivating world of animal biosciences and animal management. Our comprehensive three-year Bachelor of Science program offers a unique blend of scientific inquiry, practical application, and animal management skills, helping to shape you into a proficient and ethically-minded professional in the field of animal sciences.



Awarding Body: Harper Adams University

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What you will learn

As the animal sector continues to flourish, driving a staggering ยฃ1 billion into the UK economy, opportunities abound across its diverse landscape of 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees, and countless volunteers.

With a focus on areas such as animal health and welfare legislation, physiology, economic sustainability, and environmental impact, our program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in this ever-evolving field. Whether you’re passionate about wildlife conservation, animal welfare, or animal biosecurity, our comprehensive curriculum empowers you to navigate and excel in any role you choose.

Unlock the secrets of animal biology and environmental dynamics as you delve into the intricate balance between the needs of animals and their habitats. From understanding biological nuances to mastering the art of effective system management, our program ensures you’re well-equipped to make a tangible impact across all sectors of animal-related industries.

Our course doesn’t just prepare you for the present; it can propel you into the future by fostering interdisciplinary thinking. Exploring the vital role of biosciences in addressing complex challenges and emerge as a problem-solver, ready to tackle the scientific frontiers of tomorrow.

This course is 3-years full time (part-time study may also be available โ€“ contact for more information about part-time study).

Level 4 (Year 1) Modules

Core Modules

  • Academic Writing and Research
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Practical Animal Health and Husbandry
  • Sustainable Earth

Elective Module

  • Exotic Animal Behaviour
  • Canine and Feline Behaviour
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Livestock Health

Level 5 (Year 2) Modules

Core Modules

  • Field and Lab skills
  • Principles of Animal Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Microbiology and Parasitology

Elective Modules

  • Management of Habitats and Protected Areas
  • Principles of Animal Training
  • Incubation and Rearing
  • Performance Horse Production and Evaluation
  • Livestock Production

Level 6 (Year 3) Modules

Core Modules

  • Research Project
  • Recent Advances in Animal Management
  • Sustainable Development in the Animal Industry.
  • Population Genetics

Elective Modules

  • Career Planning and Self Development
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Advanced Equine Nutrition
  • Enclosure Design and Stock Management
  • Global Food Production and Supply Chain Efficiency

Key Information

Applicants should have achieved:

โ€ข 84 UCAS Points

โ€ข 5 GCSE’s including Maths English and Science at Grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEโ€™s. Applicants must have successfully completed a full Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.

Some students may be asked to attend an interview.


Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles in the industry including lecturers, research internships in zoos and a variety of animal collections nationally and internationally as well as in research laboratories and animal health advisory roles, health consultants, technical advisor.

Many students may progress further onto a Masters, PhD or other professional body courses.

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Isles Students on BSc Honours Degree/ BSc Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – ยฃ9,000

Please note that the fee status of each applicant will be assessed prior to any offer being made (Home Fee or Overseas/International Fee). Where required further information may be requested ensure the correct fee status is allocated. For further information about on studying in the UK and fee status, please visit UKCISA

Non-Home (Overseas Students) on Honours Degree/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – ยฃ14,000

Although not compulsory for BSc (Hons) Animal Bioscience and Management students work experience can be invaluable in providing a practical understanding of the Animal industry, allowing the application on theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Work placement is completed with an external employer which is arranged by the student. Such placements include laboratory work, RSBP, animal nutritionist, zoo keeping etc. All work placements are subject to a health and safety check by the college to ensure that placements are suitable and safe. Support can be made available via the module tutor to help locate a suitable placement.

University Centre Askham Bryan fosters diverse talents and skills through a range of engaging assessment methods tailored to hone industry standard subject skills, as well as transferable skills and graduate attributes. From traditional coursework to time-constrained assessments that sharpen quick thinking, with each assessment opportunity you can showcase your abilities.

Engage in online assessments blending technology with information for adaptable problem-solving. Whilst presentations amplify your voice, and scholarly viva-voce discussions deepen understanding. Practical assessments bridge theory with real-world application, helping to shape your subject expertise. There is also opportunity to undertake applied research as part of an honours research project. With our varied approach, learning isn’t just about meeting standardsโ€”it’s about discovering your potential within an educational landscape.


In addition to tuition fees and accommodation if applicable, , students will need to budget for extra costs as part of this course and will be responsible to cover them.

Below is a list with approximate cost to help with your budgeting.

Additional Course Costs (UCAB)




International Trip Opportunities

Our students get great opportunities for study trips abroad to experience some amazing places such as Borneo, South Africa, Bangkok, Tenerife and even sunny South Wales.


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