Extended FdSc Animal Science with Management

Course Details

  • Department

    Animal Management
  • Qualification

    Level 5
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    3 Years
  • Location(s)

    York

Course at a glance

Embark on a journey of discovery and skill-building with an Extended FdSc Animal Science with Management programme, designed to help launch you into a rewarding career in the animal management and sciences sector. This comprehensive programme begins with a broad introductory year, carefully crafted to equip you with the essential vocational and academic study skills needed to excel in the field of animal sciences.

UCAS Code

D304

Awarding Body: Askham Bryan College

Centre Code

A70

What you will learn

Whether you’re a career changer, a newcomer to the animal sector, or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge, our introductory year provides the perfect foundation for your journey. Dive into a world of animal husbandry, welfare, behaviour, and science, guided by academic experts who are passionate about your success.

Throughout the programme, emphasis is placed on honing your communication, academic writing, and teamwork skills – essential attributes for success in any animal-related industry. From monitoring animal behaviour to conducting ecological surveys and assessing animal welfare, you’ll gain hands-on experience that can prepare you for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

This course is not just about the classroom; practical learning is enhanced through invaluable work placements, providing real-world training and further skill development to enhance your employability. And with access to our state-of-the-art facilities, including a licensed wildlife park, working farm, equine yard, and science laboratories, you should have the tools and resources to help bring your learning to life.

This course is 3-years full time (part-time study may also be available – contact he@askham-bryan.ac.uk for more information about part-time study).

Year 1 Modules

  • Introduction to Animal Health
  • Fundamentals of Biological Sciences
  • Principles of Laboratory Work
  • Introduction to Research
  • Academic and Professional Skills

 

Year 2 Modules

  • Academic Writing and Research
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Genetics and Inheritance
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Ecological Conservation Skills

Elective Modules (elect one)

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

Year 3 Modules

  • Independent Research Project
  • Principles of Animal Management
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Laboratory Skills

Elective Business Modules (elect one)

  • Management of Habitats and Protected Areas
  • Principles of Animal Training
  • Business Enterprise

 

Key Information

For admission to all courses, students must have achieved passes (Grade 4 or above, or equivalence) in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed a Level 2 Diploma.

UK based students may be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference and may also require satisfactory completion of an assessment.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Applications from mature students are welcomed. Applicants will be assessed on individual experience.

Applications from mature students are welcomed. Applicants will be assessed on individual experience.

On successful completion, students may wish to consider progressing onto one of the University Centre’s animal related top-up courses,  allowing students to graduate with a BSc or BSc(Hons) degree.

Students alternatively may wish to consider careers in a variety of industries focused on animal management, animal nutritionist, animal health inspector and or animal charity work.

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Isles Students on BSc Honours Degree/ BSc Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – £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/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – £14,000

Students need to complete 350 hours over the three years, with 50 of those being in the first year. Work placement is completed with an external provider which is arranged by the student.

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.

If you are already working in the sector, it may be possible to APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) this element of the course. Evidence of such employment will be needed, outlining duties etc for consideration at the APL panel, where applications will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to this, then please contact the University Centre team directly.

If you are already working in the sector, it may be possible to APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) this element of the course. Evidence of such employment will be needed, outlining duties etc for consideration at the APL panel, where applications will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to this, then please contact the University Centre team directly.

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 standards—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)

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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