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BSc/BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Science UCAS Code: D302


A three year honours degree programme which includes skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of areas within the animal management industries. On this programme there is an emphasis on animal science, health and conservation. Students on full time BSc programmes must complete a minimum of 10 weeks approved work experience to acquire a minimum of 30 placement credits.


Modules of Study Include:


Year 1

• Academic Skills 
• Introduction to Business
• Anatomy and Physiology 
• Animal Health 
• Fundamentals of Evolutionary Ecology and Classification 
• Animal Behaviour
• Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry 
• Practical Animal Husbandry 

Year 2

• Applied Animal Health 
• Microbiology and Parasitology 
• Animal Nutrition 
• Welfare, Legislation and Ethics 
• Field and Laboratory Skills 
• Epigenetics and Genetics 
• Academic Development 

Plus one elective module


Elective Modules

  • Incubation and Rearing
  • Collections Husbandry
  • Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology


Year 3

• Dissertation 
• Biotechnology 
• Popular Genetics 
• Recent Advances in Animal Management and Science 
• Reserch Methods 

Plus two elective modules


Elective Modules

  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Aquatics Ecosystem Management
  • Enclosure Design and Stock Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Sustainability in Animal Industries

Entry Requirements

BSc/BSc (Hons)

84 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above.

We welcome external applications with advanced standing and accreditation of prior learning (APEL) which will be discussed upon application.

Further Study

Previous students have gone on to complete MSc qualifications. Several students also go on to secure jobs as lecturers, or internships in zoos and a variety of animal collections nationally and internationally as well as in research laboratories and animal health advisory roles.

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