FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour :: Bishop Burton College

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 five varying routes:

  • Animal Training
  • Welfare
  • Bioveterinary
  • Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Wildlife and Conservation Management.

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.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma 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.

Students with an appropriate HNC can apply for direct entry to year two.

All applicants need an appropriate academic reference.

Life and / or experience of non-traditional 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.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Jenni Whittle

FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour

Since studying the the FdSc in Animal Management and Behaviour, Jenni continued on to the BSc (Hons) course and now works as an Elephant Keeper.