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Writtle University College

Animal Therapy

UCAS Code: JUF2

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] 45 Credits at Level 3 with a mix of Distinction and Merit in a relevant science-based subject to meet the overall UCAS entry tariff. Also, you will be able to demonstrate good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine, equine, farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: 150 hours for equine 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We want to see evidence of your placements (letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed) All placements must have been effective before the beginning of the course. Placement must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be provided. .

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 Also, you will be able to demonstrate good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine, equine, farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: 150 hours for equine 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We want to see evidence of your placements (letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed) All placements must have been effective before the beginning of the course. Placement must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be provided.

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x HE (B1) higher, one of which in a relevant science-based subject. An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted. Also, you will be able to demonstrate good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine, equine, farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: 150 hours for equine 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We want to see evidence of your placements (letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed) All placements must have been effective before the beginning of the course. Placement must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be provided.

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

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In a relevant science-based subject. Also, you will be able to demonstrate good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine, equine, farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: 150 hours for equine 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We want to see evidence of your placements (letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed) All placements must have been effective before the beginning of the course. Placement must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be provided.

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B, one of which in a relevant science-based subject. An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted. Also, you will be able to demonstrate good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine, equine, farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: 150 hours for equine 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We want to see evidence of your placements (letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed) All placements must have been effective before the beginning of the course. Placement must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be provided.

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above in a relevant science-based subject. A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science Also, you will be able to demonstrate good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine, equine, farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: 150 hours for equine 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We want to see evidence of your placements (letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed) All placements must have been effective before the beginning of the course. Placement must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be provided.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Veterinary nursing

Professional Accreditation: Animal Health Professions' Register

This three year programme of study allows students to progress through a high quality undergraduate course in animal therapy to gain both an academic and a professional qualification. Study will involve both large and companion animals with a major focus being on horses and dogs. However, there is the opportunity to specialise in either the canine or equine professional massage qualification in year three which is run by Equinenergy or Caninenergy and embedded into the degree programme. If you are successful in this programme you have the opportunity to move on to the Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (this MSc course is a three year part time programme eligible for funding from student finance).

Our team at Writtle have a wide range of knowledge which covers both academic and professional experience. We have two veterinary surgeons, nutrition and behaviour specialists, biomechanists and a range of experienced therapy staff that are qualified in veterinary physiotherapy, animal manipulation (McTimoney), massage and myofascial release.

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.

98%
high
Veterinary nursing

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.

Others in veterinary sciences

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

90%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
C

After graduation


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Others in veterinary sciences

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
80%
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

Very few students study this subject, so there isn’t a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do or to have a look on their website.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Veterinary nursing

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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