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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Animal science
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£6,165

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Recent changes in animal welfare laws in Britain have meant that there is now more control and regulation of all animal-based enterprises. This has resulted in a greater need for a scientific approach to animal management and welfare across all businesses that work with animals. These sectors require well-prepared animal scientists, able to apply their knowledge to emerging management issues. This course seeks to provide you with a stimulating and challenging experience, and is intended for those aspiring to work in animal care, welfare or animal-based industries, from zoos and wildlife parks, to pet shops, veterinary situations, farms and wildlife conservation. Special consideration is given to scientific understanding of animal physiology and welfare. This programme also provides a vehicle for the development of a set of transferable skills appropriate to a wide range of animal care, welfare and management settings, and for further advanced study.

Modules

Animal science Year 1: Single honours core modules: Core science; variety of life; the organism and its environment; microbiology and cell culture. Optional modules: Introduction to environmental systems; starred module. Year 2: Single honours core modules: Comm. and analysis in science; chemistry for the life sciences; reproduction and development; anatomy and physiology; animal care and behaviour. Optional modules: Molecular biology; evolution; earth as a planetary system; the hydrosphere in Europe; starred module. Year 3: Single honours core modules: Pests parasites and pathogens; animal health and welfare; ecology and conservation; individual study. Optional modules: Practical ecology; aspects of pollution; radiobiology; biological imaging and photography; applied biological chemistry; starred module.

Canterbury Christ Church University

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We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
15%
85%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

10%
90%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 74%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
257 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
23% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

29%

Graduates who are animal care and control services

20%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, graduates report that their degree was necessary in getting the job, and that they got the jobs that they wanted, meaning the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.
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