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 animal science 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. On completion of the foundation degree, you can progress onto the top-up BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science.

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

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
D300
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Qualification
Foundation Degree
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
Duration
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2023 - June 2025 (full-time) September 2023 - June 2026 (part-time)
Fees

The full time fees for the academic year 2022-23 are:

BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)

Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2022, please contact the team on [email protected]

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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