What will I learn?
The course is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects on animal welfare and behaviour, the animal industry and wildlife management. Employability is a focus of the final year with the opportunity to research, investigate and gain experience is a career area of your choice. The Dissertation is a key feature of this year and students benefit from the University Centres strong links with industry. Previous students have collected data in conjunction with Dodson and Horrell, Pet Remedy, Dogs for Good as well as at Sparsholt’s Animal Management centre, on site farms and Equine facilities.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via a range of coursework including practical portfolios, seminars and essays, some units also include an end of year examination. In the final year of the course utilising techniques developed throughout the course you will design and conduct your own dissertation study. Previous students have had their research from this published in academic journals, industry magazines or presented at conference.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt graduates now work within animal charities, conservation both in the UK and overseas and in zoological collections.
• Further Statistics
• Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
• Applied Animal Health
• Species Manipulation and Monitoring
• Professional Industrial Development
• Animal Industry and Trade
FdSc or HND in Animal Management or related subjects.
Plus GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.