BSc (Hons) ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (TOP UP)

About This Course

This programme will develop your understanding of how to manage animals from your foundation degree. BSc (Hons) in Animal Management Top-Up will develop students applied understanding on how animals are presently managed, and will encourage consideration to be placed on how practices may evolve in the future. The programme is designed to enable students to develop competencies in practices fundamental to maintaining the overall health and wellbeing of animals.

The programme and module outcomes will provide an opportunity for students to gain opportunities to develop their employability within the animal management industry, through undertaking work-based experience. You will undertake independent research projects designed to develop individual competence in following lines of enquiry, and interpreting information/data in order to make effective conclusions in line with an original problem or question set.

Full Course Specification
Entry Requirements

The successful candidate will hold 240 Credit Level 5 Qualification in Animal Management or equivalent subject. A minimum of Grade C or Level 4 in both GCSE Maths & English. You may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) (see HE07 Admissions, Admissions Appeals and APL (Student Transfers).
Those who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. A claim form must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison

What You Will Learn

Level 6 (Honours):

  • Advances in Animal Management
  • Research Project (40 credit module)
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management in the Animal Care Industry
  • Professional Workplace Development
  • Anthrozoology

Learning & Teaching Methods

Theory Assessment:
The theory-based modules will be assessed using a range of techniques such as presentations, posters, formal essays, websites, business plans and research project dissertations.

Practical Assessment:
The practical work-related and based modules will be assessed again using a range of techniques such as student reflection and supervisor observations/feedback.

Programme Benefits

  • A core theme of the programme of study is given to considering the needs of animal management industries in the future, and reviewing how technologies and practices are expected to change in line with research and development.
  • Opportunities to engage in subject relevant non-mandatory enrichment national, and potential international, visits.
  • Opportunities to develop subject relevant research skills linked with key national and international subject-relevant organisations.
  • The development of employability skills and careers through strong departmental links with leading subject-relevant national and international organisations.
  • Small groups with tuition from industry expert members.
  • Excellent practical resources with access to developing practical skills in practical collection areas including BlueCross cattery, kennels and dog grooming, and animal collections.

What Next?

Graduates from this programme will have the opportunity to progress to employment requiring higher management and analytical skills. Graduates from this programme will also have the opportunity to continue within academia through progression to relevant Masters programmes, research opportunities or through specialist teaching qualifications such as the Post Graduate Certificate in Education. There will be a potential for students who graduate with a 1st or strong 2:1 with honours to progress to PhD or related research into animal management or science based discipline.

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