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Animal Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
The Animal Science program of Writtle University College offers a fresh approach to animal science, which is achieved by incorporating practical animal management skills into a broad programme of academic study. 
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Overview

The Animal Science program of Writtle University College will enable students to develop a sound understanding of scientific principles whilst also developing practical competence with a wide range of species. Students are able to focus their studies on different animal species in order to make their degree relevant to a particular career. Previous examples include:

  • Zoo animals
  • Companion animals
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Farm livestock

The final year dissertation aims to develop research skills within the context of the animal sector. Graduates will have a broad scientific training, but more importantly will be able to communicate their understanding to others and apply their skills to specific situations.

Learning & Teaching Methods

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species including pigs
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

Employment Details

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

  • Animal nutritionist and pet food manufacturing
  • Nutrition company sales rep
  • Veterinary pharmaceutical and equipment supplies
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Companion and zoo animal keepers ( RSPCA, SSPCA, rescue centres, zoos and safari parks)
  • RSPCA
  • Progression to Vet School
  • Post-graduate study
  • Zoo animal keeper
  • Quarantine officers
  • Animal health inspectors e.g. DEFRA
  • Independent wildlife agencies (RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England)
  • Membership to professional organisations allied to animal science e.g. British Society of Animal Science (BSAS); European Association of Animal Production (EAAP); British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums; Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Skills for the Animal Industry
  • Animal Biology
  • Ethics of animal use
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Ecology and Evolution

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 96
  • GCE A Levels: 96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B1 or H2 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • Proof of qualifications and grades
  • A personal statement or statement of purpose
  • An academic reference
  • Proof of your level of English Language
  • A letter from your sponsor guaranteeing your financial support
  • A copy of the photograph page from your passport.
  • A photocopy of your visa or Biometric Immigration Document if you are already in the UK

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chelmsford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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