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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. There is also the opportunity to study part-time over a longer period of time.

Topics studied include:

  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal evolution and diversity
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Research project/Study Tour
  • Work-based experience

The brand new 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 evidencebased approach to making observations and evaluating their meaning. Assessment will be through a variety of methods but mainly assignment work where you will be asked to research a subject and produce appropriate evidence, this may be in the form of written work, a presentation, practical tasks, reflective diary or video.

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 topup 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. The ability to interpret and investigate animal behaviour and give sound scientific advice will allow candidates to look for employment with organisations such as zoological gardens, aquaria and animal rescue centres. It will allow them to be employable in the armed forces or public services, both of whom work with a number of animal species. The ability to apply scientific method coupled with a firm knowledge base will make candidates attractive to the animal nutrition industry as well as organisations involved with animal pharmaceuticals. They 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. Students that go on to top up their foundation degree to a Bachelor's degree may then wish to go into academic research or teaching via higher degrees such as a PGCE, Master's degree or a Doctorate.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

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

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 103 4

    52nd out of 118 7

  • 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
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    110 51%

    84th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    15th

    10

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