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.
Work placements are a key feature and benefit from the University centre’s strong links with a variety of relevant organisations. We offer optional overseas study tours including the Shamwari conservation experience in South Africa and working in turtle conservation in Costa Rica.
Students have also undertaken work placement with the RSPCA, HART wildlife, Dogs trust, a range of veterinary practises, bird of prey centres including the Hawk conservancy, orangutan appeal and also placements at several local farms.
In the final year you will undertake a research project using the animal in our collection in conjunction with industry links. Prior projects have worked with Pet Remedy, Vitacress and ORA.
How will I be assessed?
Much of the assessment is coursework based – essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.
Where can I go from here?
Sparsholt graduates now work in a range of industries such as animal charities, veterinary practices and zoological collections.
• Animal Management A • Principles in Biology • Anatomy and Physiology • Industrial Experience • Academic Skills • Analytical Techniques • Human Animal Interaction
• Animal Management A
• Principles in Biology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Industrial Experience
• Academic Skills
• Analytical Techniques
• Human Animal Interaction
• Population Biology • Applied Industrial Research • Industrial Development • Ethology and Ethics • Animal Health • Animal Management B • Nutrition
• Population Biology
• Applied Industrial Research
• Industrial Development
• Ethology and Ethics
• Animal Health
• Animal Management B
- A Level – Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above which should be in a life science
- BTEC Extended Diploma – MMP
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) – MMP in an appropriate pathway
- BTEC National Diploma – MM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) MM in an appropriate pathway
- Access to HE – A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 74 tariff points, with 24 credits at merit or above including 12 credits in science-based units
- International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
- Plus GCSE math and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.