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Animal Husbandry and Welfare FdSc

Cornwall College

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UCAS CODE: D301

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Cornwall College Newquay

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Fancy a career working with animals in a zoo or welfare centre? If you would like to learn about domestic, exotic or companion animals, their husbandry, biology or behaviour, this programme is perfect for you.The programme offers specialised modules to develop skills in animal care and animal health, as well as enhancing knowledge of fundamental animal biology, ranging from how animal cells function to animal nutrition.The College has strong links with the animal industry in Cornwall, giving you the chance to gain real work experience and further insight into the sector. Trips to animal collections, farms, animal care facilities such as rehabilitation and rescue centres and other institutions, will help you to develop skills in animal care and animal health and welfare assessment, as well as giving you an insight into various animal industries.In addition, guest speakers will give some of the lectures and workshops allowing you to gain knowledge and understanding from experts working or researching in the field.You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practicals, seminar presentations, exams, in-class tests and problem-based learning exercises.The majority of our students successfully progress on to a final year and obtain a full BSc Honours degree, or gain employment directly related to their work experience placement.You will be required to complete around 100 hours or three weeks of professional experience during the programme. This is invaluable for gaining contacts and showing future employers you have practical work experience as well as academic knowledge.Possible Progression (subject to availability) – BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University– BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth UniversityPossible Careers– Zookeeper– Pet Care Industry– Animal Welfare Officer– Animal Related Charity or NGOs, e.g. RSPB, RSPCA– Wildlife Parks– Wildlife Trusts– Teaching

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,950per year

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

University information

Cornwall College

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    Cornwall College, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4DJ, England

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