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72 UCAS points
Full-time: 4 years
Throughout your first year of study, you will cover a range of topics such as an introduction to environmental science and animal form and function, along with enhancing your numeracy skills through practical data handling and analysis.
Through hands-on sessions in our licensed zoo, you will explore key principles in animal husbandry, including animal health and welfare, enclosure design, nutrition and feeding.
You will also study vital scientific principles in the animal sciences such as cell types, genetic principles and inheritance, working in our dedicated science laboratories.
Your second, third and fourth years will cover the same modules as the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
The course features:
- Member of British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
- Purpose-built animal management training centre with £3 million upgrade
- Student will have the opportunity to engage in overseas field courses to a range of localities including southern Africa, South America and Europe
- Centre houses over 1,000 animals and 125 species inc:
- Mammals: serval cats, tapirs, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarin monkeys, otters, capybara, meerkats, mara and wallabies, among others
- Birds: birds of prey, chickens, ducks, finches, cockatiels, cockatoos, and budgerigars
- Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises and chameleons
- Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish Invertebrates: tarantulas, scorpions and insects Amphibians: frogs, toads and newts.
Please note: Students are based at Reaseheath during their first year. You will then be based at the University of Chester during your second and third years. For students wishing to live in, you will live in Halls of Residence at Reaseheath College during your first year.
What will I study?
- Academic Skills for the Animal Sciences
- Introduction to Environmental Science
- Introduction to Data Handling and Analysis
- Practical Skills in Animal Husbandry
- Scientific Principles in the Animal Sciences
- Animal Form and Function
- 72 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject preferably including biological sciences (or equivalent)
- BTEC Diploma (Applied Science or equivalent): DD
- OCR National Extended/Diploma: merit profile plus one of the GCE A level subjects listed above
- Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis.
- Postgraduate study.
- Animal behaviourist
- Animal welfare/conservation
- Wildlife management
- Teaching/eduction officers
- Scientific research and technical support
- Animal behaviour counselling/training
- Teaching and lecturing
- Animal health product development
- Rescue centre animal care
- Animal behaviour research.
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on the student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
- Boiler suit: £20-£30 OR UCR Polo shirt (£12)/UCR Sweatshirt (£16) + work trousers (£15-£20)
- Steel toe capped boots: from £30
- Lab coat: £13-£20
- USB drive: from £5
Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
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