BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science (Top-up) Level 6
This course is a top-up to convert the FdSc Animal Science degree (or a foundation degree in a similar subject area such as animal management, welfare or conservation) into a full Honours degree.
Your studies will encompass a dedicated research project in an area of animal or land-based science that interests you. The course explores a broad range of topics to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of current issues in animal science, such as sustainable food production, conservation, bioethics and behavioural ecology.
The course focusses strongly on developing the leadership and practical skills required by employers. You will undertake training and attend conferences that complement your interests and career aspirations, ensuring a comprehensive and advanced skillset and making you an effective and confident practitioner. Examples have included The Mammal Society Conference, ecological surveying, animal nursing qualification and dog grooming qualifications.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. This will consist of 5 modules comprising of 4 modules at 20 credits and the dissertation module at 40 credits. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies.
Year 1 Modules
Contemporary Issues in Animal Science - 20 credits
Professional Skills & Project Management - 20 credits
Dissertation - 40 credits
You will choose two of the following option modules offered in semester one and two (one per semester):
Bioethics and Anthrozoology - 20 credits
Birds: Conservation and Management - 20 credits
Sustainable Food Production - 20 credits
Coastal Ecology (Prerequisite module required) - 20 credits
I progressed from Level 3 Adventure Sports at South Devon College through to the Adventure Leadership foundation degree at University Centre South Devon. I had a very large interest in the outdoors before starting college, and when seeing the course that was available, I felt like it was a great opportunity to study something I enjoy and I’m passionate about, whilst still learning. The high practical content of the course was also a big deciding factor. There were also many trips, expeditions and adventurous activities to take part in as part of the course. I have made many friends and the employment opportunities that I have been able to access has allowed me to put all of my training into practice.Olivia Harrison