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BSc/BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Science 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D302


A three year honours degree course which includes skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of areas within the animal management industries.


On this course there is an emphasis on animal science, health and conservation.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Academic and Industry Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Animal Health
• Fundamentals of Evolutionary Ecology and Classification
• Animal Behaviour
• Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry
• Practical Animal Husbandry

Year 2

• Applied Animal Health
• Microbiology and Parasitology
• Animal Nutrition
• Welfare, Legislation and Ethics
• Field and Laboratory Skills
• Epigenetics and Genetics

Elective Modules

• Incubation and Rearing
• Collections Husbandry
• Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology

Year 3

• Dissertation
• Biotechnology
• Population Genetics
• Recent Advances in Animal Management Science
• Research Methods

Elective Modules

• Behavioural Ecology
• Aquatics Ecosystem
• Enclosure Design and Stock Management
• Wildlife Biology
• Sustainability in Animal Industries

Subject to revalidation

Entry Requirements

BSc/BSc (Hons)*
84 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above or equivalent.

Please be aware that the UCAS Tariff system for calculating your overall points has changed for applicants due to commence study from September 2017. The entry requirements for our programmes are in line with the new UCAS Tariff. Further guidance on the UCAS Tariff and how to calculate your UCAS points - regardless of when you completed your qualifications - can be found on the UCAS website:

*Entry to all undergraduate programmes have an expectation of 5 GCSEs at C or above in English, Maths and Science. Acceptable alternatives are welcome and applicants without formal qualifications can undertake an initial assessment process. Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Further Study

Previous students have gone on to complete MSc qualifications. Several students also go on to secure jobs as lecturers, or internships in zoos and a variety of animal collections nationally and internationally as well as in research laboratories.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400