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Animal Health and Welfare (with Placement) BSc (Hons)

Harper Adams University

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UCAS CODE: D730

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is for you if you care about animal welfare but realise that applying scientific principles is likely to achieve better results than responding in a purely emotional way, and want to learn more about the biology of a range of animals. There is an element of science in the course, as you will be studying the biology of animals and disease. This is crucial because in order to manage animals in the interests of their welfare, you need to have a good understanding of the underpinning sciences, such as how their bodies work, what is needed to maintain health and what happens in the case of disease. This does include laboratory work, although not ‘animal experimentation’ in its sensationalist form. On placement you will apply your developing skills and gain experience to underpin subsequent studies, and explore the wide range of career options available. With a clearer idea of your future career in mind, after placement you will be able to choose modules to help you develop the skills you need. A wide range of assessment methods are used. Depending on the module these include examination, assignments, practical spot-tests and presentations.

Careers in this field are varied and rewarding. There are opportunities in animal health with companies associated with the development and marketing of animal health products. Nutritional products and special diet formulations are being developed for animals with health problems, and knowledge of both animal health and nutrition equips graduates for careers in this area. Welfare and food safety concerns have led to job opportunities in quality assurance, with schemes being developed by the RSPCA, supermarkets and the farming industry. Or you may consider a career in animal welfare and the management of collection animals, in animal physiotherapy or in the pet care industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Harper Adams University

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Newport, Telford And Wrekin, TF10 8NB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 20 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    127 85%

    13th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    10th

    3

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