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

A โ€˜top up routeโ€™ 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

Unlock the next level of your career with our dynamic one-year BSc Honours top-up program. Designed for those already holding a Foundation Degree, HND, or an equivalent qualification, this program is your gateway to the animal management industry.



Awarding Body: Harper Adams University

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What you will learn

Dive into a curriculum tailored to broaden your understanding and skill set, helping to make you a prime candidate for a variety of roles in the animal-related sectors. Whether your passion lies in animal husbandry and management or applied animal sciences.

Continue your educational journey with emphasises practical skills in animal health and management across a spectrum of species. This programme can expand knowledge from your previous studies focusing on more advances in animal husbandry and issues within the animal industry while allowing you to study a range of animal industries.

You could elevate your potential with a practical approach, applying what you learn in real-world scenarios and advancing your studies with a research project that could open doors to publication and beyond. This can be more than a degree, by acting as a stepping stone to a fulfilling career and an opportunity to make a difference in the world of animal management.

This is ‘top up route’ of a BSc honours degree for those who already hold a level 5 qualification e.g. Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

This course is 1-year full time (part-time study may also be available โ€“ contact for more information about part-time study).

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

Applicants should have achieved: Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.




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 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 Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma – 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

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.

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. 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 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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