Course Overview

This is a wide ranging foundation degree that incorporates contemporary issues in the animal science sector, including animal behaviour, welfare, sustainability and conservation. The course focuses on enhancing your employability and career prospects by developing your academic, vocational and transferable skills.

You will work in our well-equipped laboratories, and may participate in work experience with a land-based employer in order to gain valuable practical experience. You will also work with our extensive collection of over 100 animals, including companion, livestock and exotic species such as meerkats, reptiles, amphibians, pigs and goats.

The teaching team offer an excellent level of support, enabling you to learn from experienced practitioners who can help develop your skills and advise you on career opportunities and working practice.

Your studies will give you the opportunity to select a subject that interests you, enabling you to specialise in a specific area and develop a highly advanced skillset. You will develop your practical, research and communication skills, and upon completion you will be a well-rounded, confident and independent practitioner, capable of succeeding in whichever profession or specialism you choose to progress in.

The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.

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Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
D300
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Qualification
Foundation Degree
Duration
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2019 - June 2021 (full-time) September 2019 - June 2022 (part-time)
Fees

The full time fees for the academic year 2019-20 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2019 are £1400 per 20 credits.

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Testimonial

I decided to enrol on the FdSc Animal Science degree at the University Centre South Devon. The tutors were extremely supportive and encouraged me to complete my top up year at University of Plymouth. I had gained so much from completing the Foundation Degree it was an easy decision for me. I went on to graduate with a Bsc (Hons) in Animal Conservation Science. I’m so grateful I decided to return to College; every step of my journey has presented me with new opportunities. I now work at the College as a Lecturer in Animal Science helping students take the first steps toward their chosen career.

Lorelei Kirwan
Animal Science degree at the University Centre South Devon