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Animal Science with Animal Behaviour FdSc

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    South Staffordshire College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Animal Science with Animal Behaviour is a two year full time programme of study validated by Staffordshire University but delivered at South Staffordshire College, Rodbaston Campus.

The Foundation degree in Animal Science with Animal Behaviour has been developed specifically to maximise the attractiveness of its candidates to employers within the sector.

The course aims to allow you to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge about animal behaviour and its implications in animal husbandry, conservation and wildlife management. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on how to use rigorous scientific method to investigate all aspects of animal science and to apply an evidence based approach to making observations and evaluating their meaning.

You will be encouraged to investigate and explore all aspects of animal anatomy and physiology and how animals have adapted to meet the pressures of survival. You will examine the behaviour of animals, both in captivity and the wild, and the wider implications and importance of understanding and unravelling their ethology. As well as the scientific method you will also be encouraged to explore the morals and ethics of human animal interactions within the industry and the wider community.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: FdSc Animal Science with Animal Behaviour.

Careers

This course offers an excellent foundation for further study in the animal sciences and will allow you to progress into a third year should you wish to top-up your foundation degree to a full Bachelor's degree.

However, if you wish to seek employment following your two years, the experience and knowledge gained on the degree will make you very attractive to potential employers. The course has been designed to offer you a range of experiences and challenges and to allow you to gain a large number of transferable skills to enable you to be a highly employable individual upon completion. Candidates that successfully complete this course will be suitable for employment in a large range of careers within the animal industry.

Graduates from this course may also wish to pursue careers with welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, Dogs Trust or PDSA. Other areas that may be attractive to successful candidates include, but are not limited to Natural England, The RSPB, DEFRA, WWF, Veterinary laboratories and Customs and Excise.

Graduate destinations

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to undertake practical work in the Rodbaston Animal Zone, which is an established animal collection and small zoo. In addition you will undertake work experience within industry all of which will provide you with a range of essential skills vital in gaining employment after graduation. Progression from this course could be onto a top up year to gain a BSc Degree (also accredited by Staffordshire University), into work in zoos, animal charities, local government, education or perhaps even start your own business.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 64

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University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    109 48%

    82nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    48th

    23

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