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Applied Animal Studies (Top Up)

BSc (Hons)

Study mode Full time / Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 6
Start date Sep 2020
Duration 1 year / 2 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to work with animals and will give students the knowledge and expertise to enter a wide range of professions in this area. Our on-site facilities include a working farm; animal welfare centre; animal therapy centre; equine yard; and veterinary practice, where you can gain hands-on commercial experience alongside your studies. We also have links with a wide range of animal organisations, such as Woburn Safari Park; Dodson and Horrell Feed Specialists; RSPCA; Woodgreen Animal Shelter; and Twycross Zoo.

Our course enables students who have already completed an FdSc or HND in a related subject to convert to a full BSc (Hons). The course is designed to enable you to understand and apply the principles of animal management and husbandry whilst specialising in streams that open up opportunities to a range of job markets and conducting their own individual piece of research. This course allows you to specialise in two optional streams from: Zoo Management & Conservation, Animal Health or Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Alongside these, you will undertake a large research project and academic poster on your own area of interest.

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

The course is assessed through a rage of assessments including written assignments, poster presentations, seminar presentations, portfolios, exams and project work. The course is mostly assessed through individual assessments, but elements of group work may be incorporated to bring in a real-world learning experience. At Level 6 you are also required to complete a dissertation project.

Our variety of assessment methods, providing students with an increased chance of success, have been commended by external examiners.

Recent graduates have successfully furthered their careers in a wide variety of animal-related positions including as canine hydro therapists, welfare officers, nutrition specialists, animal technicians and college lecturers. Others have gone on to further education in the animal sciences in areas such as animal welfare, physiotherapy and veterinary nursing.

Applicants should have completed a FdSc or HND programme in an animal science related field. Applications from mature students or people seeking part-time opportunities would be welcomed.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Amphibian, Crustacean and Invertebrate Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Aquatics Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Rodent Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Outdoor Unit

Animal Welfare Centre
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Reptile Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Exotic Species Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Africa Section

Animal Welfare Centre
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Twilight Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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