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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Animal science
Student score
64% LOW
% employed or in further study
85% LOW
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
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UCAS tariff points
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

£9,250

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

Modules

Year 1: sector studies (AN); mammalian anatomy and physiology (AN); comparative anatomy and physiology; biological processes (an); animals in society; principles of animal management. Year 2: business skills (AN); research methods (AN); Reproduction and Breeding Principles of Nutrition; Behaviour; Animal Health and Welfare; Bioethics; Animal Trade. Year 3: dissertation (AN); animal management case study; consultancy project; applied health management; applied behaviour and animal welfare (AN); applied nutrition and feeding; animal breeding strategies.

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Writtle College

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens on a 220 hectare estate, Writtle offers a very unique student experience.Established in 1893 and a partner of the University of Essex, we are one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK providing a range of degrees related to the Sciences and Arts.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
41%
59%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
31%
52%
17%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

29%
62%
9%

Year 3

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 73%
Student score 64% LOW
Able to access IT resources

73%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
82% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
311 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
42% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are animal care and control services

29%

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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