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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Animal Management UCAS Code: D301 (Entry 2020)


This course covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied in a range of animal management based industries, particularly in the areas of conservation, health and science.


There is an emphasis on project work that concentrates on specific areas of individual interest.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Academic Skills
• Industry Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Practical Animal Husbandry

Electives Modules**

• Human and Animal Interactions
• Animal Health
• Aquatics Husbandry and Management
• Canine and Feline Behaviour
• Fundamentals of Evolutionary

Ecology and Classification

• Field Research Skills
• Environmental Interpretation
• Ecology and Conservation
• Captive Behaviour Management

Year 2

• Personal Research Project
• Academic Development
• Professional Development
• Breeding and Inheritance
• Welfare, Legislation and Ethics

Elective Modules

• Animal Nutrition
• Training and Learning Theory
• Applied Animal Training
• Collections Husbandry
• Collections Training
• Incubation and Rearing
• Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology
• Business Enterprise or Collections Management

**Students are required to choose three elective modules, however the final combination will be determined by a number of prerequisite and/or co-requisite electives within the structure.

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

You could go on to study a one year Top Up route to a BSc or BSc (Hons) in a related subject.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277