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Animal Sciences Degree Courses

Passionate about animals? Open a world of opportunities with an Animal Sciences degree.

Whether you want to work in animal care, training, welfare or conservation, University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB) is a great place to start.

With UCBB’s wide range of degree programmes, you can choose courses covering key aspects of animal science, such as: behaviour, training, health, nutrition, welfare, and bioveterinary science.

Courses are delivered by expert lecturers, who have experience and contacts from their work with veterinary practices, zoos, welfare organisations, overseas voluntary projects, research facilities and small holdings.

Outstanding animal sciences facilities

Our exceptional animal sciences facilities include high-tech labs and an outstanding collection of animals, including invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

  • Over 300 species
  • Over 1000 animals

You will also benefit from access to our commercial kennels and dog grooming unit and, because we’re a land-based college, you’ll be able to work with horses and livestock too.

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Flexible ways to study

Your UCBB degree programme will combine theoretical study, research, and hands-on practical work – and in most cases you can choose to study either full or part-time.

Fascinating field trips and strong industry links

Our Animal Management Academy provides additional activities to enrich your learning experience, including guest speakers and field trips. You’ll also benefit from our excellent industry links and work placement opportunities.

So, if you’re set on a career working with animals, check out our degree courses and join us at UCBB for an Open Event to see our excellent Animal Management Centre.

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BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare [Top Up]

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (Top-up)

BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science

BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) Canine Behaviour Management [Top Up]

FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour

FdSc Applied Animal Health and Welfare

FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training

Higher Education Certificate in Applied Canine Behaviour and Training

HNC Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Gain hands-on experience

Put your knowledge to the test and conduct research at our BIAZA-registered Animal Management Centre

Student Profiles

Aaron Cooper - FdSc in Animal Management and Behaviour

“UCBB encapsulated what I would want for a university!”

Animal Sciences student Aaron’s favourite part of being at UCBB is the hands-on experience with the collection of over 100 species of animal. He loves that the academic team are very helpful and hands on are very supportive but challenge students to reach their potential. Aaron feels trusted to work with the animals and handle them independently thanks to the industry insight of the team and visiting experts.

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Meet your tutors

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Hanne Grice

Animal Sciences Lecturer

“I enjoy helping students to modify their perceptions of how animals and humans coexist. Getting into the mind of an animal, viewing the world from their perspective, and adapting our own habits, is vital to the future of the planet.”

Lecturer Hanne Grice is an expert on Animal Behaviour.

A former graduate of UCBB with an MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training under her belt, Hanne is a leading expert on animal behaviour in the UK. Winner of Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2022-23, she is regularly in the media and recently featured on the One Show where she discussed training dogs to use ‘talking buttons’ as a means to communicate with their humans.

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