The programme provides a sound scientific knowledge base of animals and livestock production systems that underpins a thorough understanding of the applied aspects of animal science. Emphasis is placed on the integration of applied knowledge and skills providing hands-on experience with companion, farm and exotic animals. Students will practice a wide range of laboratory techniques required by the animal science industry.
- Animal anatomy and physiology
- Health and nutrition
- Animal biology
- Practical husbandry
- Research methods
- Cellular processes and biochemistry
- Reproduction and breeding management
- Laboratory and veterinary diagnostic techniques
- Molecular biology
- Immunology and disease processes.
Application is through UCAS using code D422.
Three years full-time or one year as a 'top up' degree, following completion of a relevant Level 5 programme.
An MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training is also available at the College.
Students are assessed through research projects, seminars and presentations, plus practical tests to include field work and laboratory, written assignments / essays / posters and leaflets.
There are numerous opportunities to work at a senior level in veterinary laboratory diagnostics, animal centre management, pharmaceutical work, consultancy, lecturing, sales of feed and other associated products, plus many more.
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue and a white lab coat, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe-capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £100.
There may also be additional costs for educational visits / trips.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at MMP or equivalent qualification. They must also have GCSE English at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BSc Bioveterinary Science
Eleanor's upbringing on a farm led to a keen interest in animals. Following completion of the BSc Applied Animal Science course, Eleanor went on to become an Assistant Veternary Practice Coordinary.
Q: What attracted you to your current role?
A: My upbringing on the family farm has undoubtedly contributed to my keen interest in animals. Clevedale Veterinary Practice operates three mixed practices in the local area, the centre of which is a small animal and equine specialist where my job is based. As a farm, we always have been clients of this well respected practice. During the summer after completion of my second year of study, I undertook one week of farm based work experience which undoubtedly gave me an insight into the operations of this practice. I thoroughly enjoyed my entire time there, and built upon my current knowledge of the farming sector.
Q: How has the course you completed at Bishop Burton College helped you in your career so far? Are there any skills that you learnt at College that you use regularly in your current position?
A: My time at Bishop Burton College vastly contributed to my career path. Although some specific roles with require further specialist training, the knowledge I have gained through the degree will be invaluable. From the specific modules such as ‘Laboratory and Veterinary Diagnostic Techniques’ to time management and discipline in the completion of assignments and my dissertation.
Q: What are your plans for the future / where do you see yourself in five year's time?
A: For future career prospects, I hope to develop my knowledge, with a particular focus on the livestock sector. With Clevedale Vets being such a large practice, there is clear scope for promotion and further development, for me to achieve my career aims and show my full potential.
Q: Do you think you would be in the role if you hadn't completed the course at Bishop Burton College?
A: No. Bishop Burton College has formed a key element in my career path.