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Writtle University College

Animal Science

UCAS Code: D321

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact [email protected]

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). For more information please contact [email protected]

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x HE (B1) higher An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

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

MMM

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Animal science

**Why you should study Animal Science and Management at WUC…**

- Our BSc (Hons) Animal Science received 100% overall student satisfaction in 2017.

- Our BSc (Hons) Animal Management and BSc (Hons) Animal Science courses have degree recognition from the Royal Society of Biology.

- You are able to specialise in a species of your choice.

- We have over 250 species of animals on campus, including exotic, companion, farm animals and wildlife.

- Our facilities include a farm, canine therapy centre, equine and animal centre and labs.

- You will get specialist tours of zoos, farms and laboratories including the opportunity to visit Colchester Zoo and its Umphafa Nature Reserve in South Africa, The Aspinall Foundation, The Sanger Institute and The Animal Health Trust.

- We are an educational member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, an academic association member of the British Society of Animal Science and a link institution for the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare.

- Our staff and students present at top national and international animal conferences and produce leading research.

- We will provide you with the key skills, understanding, knowledge and practical experience to pursue your dream career.

- Our courses combine a sound academic base in science with a range of practical husbandry and management skills.

The animal science and animal management courses on offer here at Writtle University College provide our students with the required theory and practical skills necessary for a successful career within the animal industry. Our animal degrees have numerous option pathways that allow students to specialise within a specific field of interest such as Companion and Zoo Animals, Wildlife Conservation and Farm Livestock Production.

On campus we have a number of resources which our animal students utilise as part of their course. The Titchmarsh Centre for Animal Studies, which includes a variety of different, species such as reptiles, exotic, aquatic and companion animals, is a central learning environment for our students. Our on-campus farm is also a key learning area for our livestock specialists. The Lordship Science Building provides laboratories which are all used to enhance the student experience and to ensure the knowledge gained in lectures is put into practice.

Our highly qualified academic staff are very supportive towards our students and have a wealth of experience. Many of our teaching staff are also carrying out current and relevant research within their specialist fields.

The UK animal industry is very diverse and offers a wide range of careers from animal unit management to high level veterinary research. There are also a large number of ancillary industries including government agencies, nutrition and pharmaceutical companies, marketing, retailing and journalism. Employers today are seeking well-trained, professionally qualified staff who are able to relate scientific theory to practical situations. Writtle courses combine a sound academic base in science with practical husbandry and management skills.

Our highly employable graduates move onto a variety of exciting careers within the industry in organisations such as national and local animal charities and zoos, whilst others will aim to continue their education at Writtle by progressing onto a postgraduate course such as MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation or MSc Animal Livestock Production.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Animal Science and Management

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.

70%
low
Animal science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Animal care and control services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Animal science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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