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Royal Agricultural University

Animal Management and Zoology

UCAS Code: 103Z

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Example of possible offer

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

45 credits at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Essential: Three GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 including mathematics and English Language

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4

3 Subjects at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

3 subjects at Higher level

UCAS Tariff

64

minimum one A2 subject

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Animal management

This Foundation Degree focuses on particular strengths of both partners and the special locations of both institutions and aims to create or develop animal management professionals with a broad understanding of holistic approaches to the management of a diverse animal collection using modern, naturalistic enclosures in accordance with best practice.

Students will acquire advanced practical animal management skills whilst furthering business and enterprise skills needed to manage animal and zoological collections including enriching the welfare of animals in captivity, designing enclosures and educating the public with regards to conservation and issues associated with captivity. Additionally students will be debating the ethical stance of the use of animals globally, conduct breeding programme and understand how to conduct animal encounters that reach beyond the boundaries of the collection.

Students will travel internationally in their 2nd year and work on an animal conservation project. Numerous trips are organised for students to further understand how the theory taught is implemented in the animal industry allowing students to get behind the scenes access at zoos, organised educational talks by professionals in the animal industry ranging from exotic vets, to herpetologists and many more. Students also have the opportunity to go on placements within the animal industry in accordance to their interest (i.e. zoological collections, rehabilitation centres etc.) both nationally and internationally.

Upon successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to progress onto an appropriate Top Up degree course or start immediate employment within the animal industry. Completing this Foundation Degree gives all students the tools to become an animal manager of a collection of animals, work within rehabilitation/conservation, zoological collections or even start their own animal business.

This course is taught at Capel Manor College, Enfield campus.

For part-time study, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) - Animal Husbandry, Health and Nutrition; Industry Experience; Animal Disease and Immunology; Ethology and Training; Comparative Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Collection Design; Avian Science; Herpetological Management; Professional Business Practice.

Year 2 (Level 5) - Research Project; Conservation Biology; Collections Management; Animal Nutrition; Advanced Industry Experience;
Management of Reproduction and Breeding; Animal Welfare and Ethics; Veterinary Skills

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment techniques will be applied throughout the programme to confirm learning outcomes. These will include:
Reports and illustrated reports; Oral and visual presentations; Practical assessments; Research projects; Portfolios / appraisals, Case studies; Business plans; Peer and self-assessment; Time constrained tests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,500
per year
England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Capel Manor College, Enfield Campus

Department:

School of Agriculture, Food and Environment-SAFE

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Animal management

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Agriculture

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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