BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Animal Management

Study for a BSc (Hons) at Seevic Campus in partnership with Writtle University College.

Course Overview

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 commercial awareness.

This course takes a holistic approach to animal management and is aimed at providing students with a broad knowledge, complemented by an academic programme that covers topics such as nutrition, breeding, health and behaviour. These will be combined with a deeper understanding of business and trade as it relates to the animal sector.

In the second and third years of the course, students have a choice of specialist modules allowing them to concentrate their knowledge in line with a specific group of animal species.

This course is offered in partnership with, and validated by, Writtle University College.

How will I be Taught and Assessed? 

Year 1 & Year 2: Seevic Campus, Runnymede Chase, Benfleet

Year 3: Writtle University College, Chelmsford.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course:

  • Animal handling practicals 
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments with companion and zoo animals, farm livestock and horses
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Essays and technical reports
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation

Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff points – 48 tariff points for entry

GCE A-Levels – 48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A-Level grade C or above

Equivalent to:

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – PPP

BTEC Level 3 Diploma – MP

City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma – Pass

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma – Merit

Why study BSc (Hons) Animal Management at USP College? 

  • The nature of studying in a smaller class size environment offers both enhanced support with content and assessment as well as increased group interaction leading to more detailed discussion in lectures and seminars.
  • The excellent transport links afforded to the College with two mainline railway stations (Benfleet and Rayleigh) less than 15 minutes away as well as a major bus routes from Southend, Basildon and Rochford make the programme accessible to a wide radius.
  • Both first and second-year students attend lectures three days per week. This provides students with the flexibility to both complete work placements as well as keep current part-time work commitments to provide a suitable study-life balance.

Additional Information

  • There will be a £650 bursary option for students who progress from USP college to this course in years one and two.
  • The course delivery will be 3-4 days a week.

What could I do next? 

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Nutrition company sales rep
  • Veterinary pharmaceutical and equipment supplies
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • RSPCA
  • Progression to Vet School
  • Post-graduate study

Financial Support

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