If your aim is for a career looking after animals, this course provides the ideal route to a degree, or direct entry to jobs in animal care.
With its unique mix of practical, scientific, technical and business studies, it gives you a thorough grounding in the principles of animal management.
You will study via a mix of class-based sessions, visits and field trips, and be given help to arrange work placements to help you put your learning into practice. Visiting experts help to keep you up to date with developments in best practice.
Our teaching and the design of the course are directly informed by professional experience in animal management and our research practice. Some key aspects of the course that emphasise your employability include:
- Training in animal handling and management techniques relevant to employment within the animal sector, including awareness of relevant health and safety, legal and ethical considerations.
- Training and practice in the scientific method (developing novel hypotheses, testing these by experiment, accurately interpreting data and drawing valid conclusions).
- Practice in professional standards of reporting including scientific research or consultancy publications and the preparation and delivery of oral presentations.
- Maintenance of records and log-books of practical work, following standard practice within the field.
Upon graduation from our FdSc Animal Management course you may seek employment within a range of settings that are directly related to the subject, such as zoos and safari parks, the agricultural sector and veterinary settings. Furthermore, the training you will receive in information sourcing, data analysis, and professional presentation skills are relevant and important to a broad range of non-animal careers, meaning a diverse range of options are available to you upon graduation.
Upon graduation from our FdSc Animal Management course you may choose to continue your learning with the University of Bedfordshire through our BSc (Hons) Animal Science top-up degree, allowing you to continue your studies at undergraduate level and gain an honours degree. A key component of the top-up year is the research project, allowing you to engage deeply with a topic of your choice and conduct scientific research, closely supervised by a member of staff.