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BSc (Hons) Animal Management UCAS Code Honours: D301 Ordinary: D302 Duration&Mode 3 years FT Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points including at least 80 tariff points from a 6-unit (GCE A-LevelVCE A-Level) andor 12-unit (VCE A-Level) awards. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate CCCC Scottish Highers 190 - 240 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Preferred Subjects Biology Postgraduate Qualifications Students on this course will be given the opportunity to progress to a relevant Masters programme in the Postgraduate School. Course Aims The UK animal industry consists of a very large number of increasingly diverse enterprises, each demanding different knowledge and skills. Despite this diversity, success within the industry requires practical competence and commercial awareness. This course takes a holistic approach to animal management and is aimed at providing students with this broad knowledge. A wide range of species are available to enable students to gain sound practical animal husbandry skills, which are then complemented by an academic programme that covers topics such as nutrition, breeding, health and behaviour. These will be combined with a deeper understanding of business and trade as it relates to the animal sector. In the second and third years of the course, students have a choice of specialist modules allowing them to concentrate their knowledge in line with a specific group of animal species. Course Content The first year of the animal management degree is common with the animal science degree programme. This allows students some flexibility in choice of carer direction. The first year encourages development of practical husbandry skills within each of the three major animal groups (companion animals, farm animals and horses). Coupled with this practical competence is a basic grounding in anatomy and physiology, an appreciation of the animal's environment and simple business techniques. The second year extends the practical focus of the scheme and aims to apply knowledge of breeding, behaviour, health, welfare and nutrition to the management of an animal collection. A continued awareness of the business environment is also developed. Year two options allow the student to focus on their particular animal group of interest (companion animals, farm animals, wildlife or horses). The final year incorporates extended study of welfare and behaviour and provides students with the appropriate business skills and legal knowledge to succeed in the animal industry. A range of options and a dissertation allow the student to further tailor the course towards the animal species in which they are most interested. Special Features The course is supported by excellent practical facilities in the form of animal units and science laboratories. This course has a strong vocational emphasis, and offers practical skills development as part of the academic programme. The course aims to develop an awareness of the principles of the management of animals and their application. The College is currently involved in a number of research projects to support teaching and has an extensive employer network to ensure the vocational relevance of its courses. Farm, equine and companion animal units Practical first year modules Extensive use made of practical resources Incorporates business management Industrial Placements Although not a formal requirement of the course, an industrial placement during the course is possible. The College has a large employer network as well as links with several overseas institutions. Career Prospects Graduates will be equipped with the technical understanding and skills required for a huge range of career opportunities within the animal sector. Posts such as unit managers, nutritional advisors, conservation officers, behaviourists, RSPCA inspectors, veterinary sales repre

BSc (Hons) Animal Management UCAS Code Honours: D301 Ordinary: D302 Duration&Mode 3 years FT Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points including at least 80 tariff points from a 6-unit (GCE A-LevelVCE A-Level) andor 12-unit (VCE A-Level) awards. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish...

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