BSc (Hons) Animal Management with Science (Top-Up)

A ‘top up route’ to a BSc honours degree for those who already hold a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

Course Details

  • Department

    Animal Management
  • Qualification

    Level 6
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    1 Year
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

The programme is designed to develop a broad understanding and range of skills required for the animal management industry, with students able to choose options to best suit their career aspirations. These skills are pertinent in all animal-related industries and will help you focus on your future goals and skills development.



Awarding Body: Harper Adams University

Centre Code


What you will learn

You will focus on the skills and knowledge required for effective management of a range of species; including animal health and physiology. You will learn to consider economic factors which effect the sustainability of the industry and environmental changes. You will study a wide range of animals to develop appreciation of their anatomical structure and physiological process as well as the interrelationship between the animal and their environment. Knowledge of business principles and management skills are also developed, allowing you to work effectively at a management level within a company.

This one-year course will give you the opportunity to apply your existing skills enhanced knowledge to a variety of industry relevant situations, thereby preparing for work and more advanced study. As part of the honour’s pathway students will be required to undertake a research project, giving them an opportunity to focus for a prolonged period of time on a subject of particular interest with possibilities of publication.

Core Modules


  • Research Project
  • Sustainable Development in the Animal Industry
  • Enclosure Design and Stock Management
  • Recent Advances in Animal Management


  • Zoo Management
  • Marine Conservation
  • Wildlife Disease and Population Management

Key Information

BSc (Hons) Top Up*

Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.


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 team directly.

*Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles in the industry as a research scientist, animal behaviourist, lecturer, animal nutritionist, welfare officer, biologist.

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 Ordinary Degree/ BSc Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma – £9,000

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/ Ordinary Degree/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – £14,000

There is no requirement for students to undertake work experience as part of the Top Up degree.

However, we would always encourage students to continue their professional development with undertaking experience in their own time.

Assessments will be designed to give students the opportunity of performing tasks that they would be asked to do in employment.

There are a range of assessment methods used, including reports, case studies, presentations, Viva -Voce, continual assessments and exams. Typically each module involves two assessments.

In addition to tuition fees and accommodation if applicable. Students will need to budget for some extra costs as part of this course, which you will need to pay for yourself.

Below is a link to a list with approximate additional course costs to help with your budgeting.

Additional Course Costs (UCAB)

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