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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Animal Science and Welfare (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: D304

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Animal science

**Note: International non-Tier 4 applicants can find out what qualifications they need for entry by visiting Teesside University's website, but due to the type of course delivery and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Course overview**: This course includes an integrated foundation year, ideal if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades to go straight into year one. Indicate your point of entry as Year 0 when applying.

The BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Welfare degree at Teesside provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry. You can complete an optional work placement year. Specialist modules utilise facilities at the Houghall Farm site of East Durham College (EDC), where you are supported by specialist staff. You are provided with transport to attend Houghall Farm, normally on one day a week.

Designed to support the animal care industry, this programme incorporates three core themes: animal science and genetics, animal behaviour and animal welfare. Most of your time is spent at our Middlesbrough campus where you study the theory and science related to animals. Specialist modules in animal behaviour and animal welfare themes are delivered at the Houghall Farm site of East Durham College. The Houghall Farm site, set on a stunning 476-acre estate, minutes from Durham City Centre, is a fantastic place to work with animals. A purpose-built small animal care centre has several specialist facilities including a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics, small mammals house and an aviary. There is also a commercial dog grooming studio, 22-bay dog kennel unit and a dog agility and walking area. The site is also home to horse riding stables, an arena and commercial pig and cattle facilities.

**After the course**: This course provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry. The sector is worth £1bn to the UK economy and has 13,000 businesses and around 78,000 employees. Graduates can go on to work in boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services and with performing animals in film and television.

Modules

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Assessment methods

You attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials, hands-on laboratory sessions and animal handling sessions at Houghall Farm. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project.

The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to undertake self-study time to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments.

Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework, assignments and examinations.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Life and Physical Sciences

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17%
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8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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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; much 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, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

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