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Writtle University College

Bioveterinary Science

UCAS Code: C310

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

Entry requirements


Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x HE (B1) higher An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Applied zoology

**Why you should study Bioveterinary Science at WUC…**

- You will have the opportunity to obtain Home Office PIL A and B, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, making you much more employable as a graduate.

- You will have the opportunity to complete a Royal Society of Biology Project Management training course in Year 4.

- You will get access to the latest Bioveterinary Science equipment – including a CatalystOne® blood analyser and a scanning IR spectrophotometer.

- During the first year of study you will become a Student Member of the Royal Society of Biology and, upon graduation, will be upgraded to Associate Member, entitling you to use the AMRSB postnominals.

- Our students have the opportunity to undertake an industrial work experience placement in year three and will undertake an independent research project in year four.

- Agenda Resource Management, which specialises in placing highly competent, security-cleared facility managers and directors, animal technicians and support staff within organisations in the UK and Europe, helps you to find work placements as part of this course.

- You will research into the diagnosis, prevention and management of health issues in animals.

- You will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of animal disease and research.

- You will be able to build on basic scientific principles to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the animal both in health and disease, and will be able to accurately apply practical laboratory and/or field skills and diagnostic techniques.

- You will gain professional skills in research, investigation and advanced practice, which will equip you for a high level career in that field.

Writtle University College is a gold member of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Academia Association.

The BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science is a multidisciplinary science degree which allows you to study animal health in an industry relevant context. The award is designed for students who are interested in a career in animal health and animal bioscience. In addition to providing a broad knowledge in each of the subjects studied combined with relevant work experience, students gain valuable insight in research which will equip them for an exciting career in animal health science.
This academic programme is designed with feedback from industry partners so that the skills and experience gained matches industry need. The programme incorporates a strong industry placement in year 3 for which students are prepared in years 1 and 2. Every student in this programme will have the opportunity to obtain a Home Office PIL A and B license, which means they will be licensed to work with research animals. These qualifications are funded by the College because we feel they enhance employability. BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science at Writtle means being well prepared for an exciting career in animal health science, whatever that career may be.

The programme is a unique blend of the biological sciences relating to animals, the way they work, their health, their diseases and their relationships with humans. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of animal disease and research. We will cover a wide variety of topics in animal biology, management and disease that is likely to be of interest the student.

Modules

At Writtle, we offer a three or four-year academic programme designed with feedback from industry partners so that the skills and experience gained matches industry need. The programme is a unique blend of the biological sciences relating to animals, the way they work, their health, their diseases and their relationships with humans. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of animal disease and research.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Animal Science and Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biological and sport sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate
262

After graduation


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Biological and sport sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Animal care and control services
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Unsurprisingly, the most common job for a zoology graduate on leaving is to work in a zoo or similar organisation - but there are a lot of other options available if you take this subject. Nearly a quarter of graduates take some kind of further qualification when they leave — mostly Masters degrees in zoology or related subjects, like biology or ecology — but a graduate from a zoology course can go into pretty much anything, with science, conservation, management, finance and marketing some of the most popular areas. Zoology graduates are also rather more likely than others to get a job overseas so if an international career appeals to you, this might be a degree to consider.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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