Course: FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

Students gain the knowledge and skills required for positions of responsibility in the animal management industry through this programme. These practical skills and theoretical knowledge are delivered through a combination of academic study, practical classes, visits and work experience.  Students are also required to gain a minimum of 152 hours of work experience. On completion of this programme, students can 'top up' to four varying routes in Animal Training, Welfare, Biovetinary and Wildlife Conservation. 

What You Study

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition and health
  • Applied husbandry
  • Welfare and legislation
  • Wildlife management
  • Business and marketing
  • Academic and research skills.

How To Apply

Apply for the full-time course through UCAS, using code DC33, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at PPP or equivalent qualification, or an Access to Higher Education Diploma. 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.

Lydia McCool

FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour

Lydia now assists on a range of Wildlife Trust projects, following completion of the FdSc  Animal Management and Behaviour course.