About this course
The UK animal industry consists of a very large number of increasingly diverse enterprises, each demanding different knowledge and skills. Despite this diversity, success within the industry requires practical competence and scientific awareness. This course is the first two years of the BSc (Hons) Animal Science course and allows students to graduate after two years with a qualification which allows then to work in a wide range of animal industries or to continue to a third years of study to obtain a BSc (Hons).
This course offers a fresh approach to animal science, which is achieved by incorporating practical animal husbandry skills into a broad programme of academic study. A wide range of species are available to enable students to gain sound practical animal management skills, which are then complemented by an academic programme that covers topics such as nutrition, breeding, health and behaviour. Students are able to focus their studies on different animal species in order to make their degree relevant to a particular career.
- UCAS Tariff Points: 180 - 240
- GCE A Levels: 180 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
- Irish Certificate: 180 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x ILC higher at B1
- Scottish Highers: 180 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x higher at B
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MPP (160) in combination with other qualifications (180)
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma: MM (160) in combination with other qualifications (180)
- C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma: Pass (120) in combination with other qualifications (180)
- C & G Level 3 Diploma: Merit (160) in combination with other qualifications (180)
English language requirements
If you do not have English as a first language, you will normally be required to demonstrate an IELTS overall score (or equivalent) of:
- 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in all elements for a Further Education course
- 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in all elements for a Foundation degree, Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma
- 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements for a degree
- 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements for a postgraduate degree
Note: If you have lower scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course, which can lead to entry to the appropriate programme of study.