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University of Hertfordshire

Animal Management Foundation Degree

UCAS Code: D300

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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About this course


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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Animal science

This course, will give you the advanced specialist knowledge and skills you need for a successful career within the animal industry. Our strong links with potential employers who provide a large proportion of work-based learning will give you a distinct advantage when it comes to finding work once you leave us. If you're already working in the industry, this Foundation degree will give you a qualification that opens up opportunities for promotion or alternative roles.

Oaklands College is home to a diverse range of animal species, industry-standard facilities and examples of management of natural and commercial animal habitats, which will be a significant advantage in your studies.

The benefits of studying a Foundation Degree with us includes high rates of tutorial support and access to tutors, smaller class sizes and access to all the facilities on the University Campus including full University of Hertfordshire student status. This gives you access to our Learning Resources Centres open 24/7(during term time), Hertfordshire Sports Village, StudyNet – a virtual learning environment providing online course materials, and our Students’ Union where you can join a club, meet new people and enjoy a taste of university life. Did you know the course fees are lower for studying a Foundation Degree? Studying a Foundation Degree with us really does give you the best of both worlds. Foundation Degrees are nationally recognised intermediate level higher education qualifications. They emphasise work-based learning and focus on the development of your employability skills along both personal and professional development. You will develop graduate attributes alongside your subject knowledge; essential not only for work but also for future study.

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Course location:

Oaklands College

Department:

Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium

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These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

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