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The FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare) develops the in-depth scientific and analytical skills required by graduates to compete within a fast growing industry of professionals. Whilst providing an overall solid knowledge base, the course also offers the opportunity to focus on specialist fields of research and practice.

UCAS code: D329

UCAS code: D329

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Students will have the opportunity to study Animal Management and Welfare (Domestics and Exotics), Veterinary Health and Nursing, and Wildlife Management and Ecology, with the opportunity to undertake work experience in the sector. All of these units provide you with an opportunity to better understand the sector, develop new skills and gain knowledge to ensure that you are able to progress within the profession.

The Animal Management sector is diverse and employment opportunities require students to be multi-skilled, independent thinkers and problem solvers.

Entry Requirements

  • Year 1: 72 UCAS points. Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant topic or 3 A levels (1 x Science preferred)
  • Year 2: 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject + bridging assignment (may be required)


2 years

Start Date


Year 1 Modules

  • Animal Management and Welfare (Domestics and Exotics)
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Behaviour and Comparative Psychology
  • Zoological Research Methods
  • Natural History, Evolution and Domestication
  • Principles of Veterinary Health
  • Human and Animal Interactions

Year 2 Modules

  • Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry
  • Principles of Veterinary Nursing
  • Wildlife Management and Ecology
  • Industry Experience
  • Animal Learning and Training
  • Animal Law and Ethics
  • Mammalian Breeding and Genetics

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Students are able to progress onto the BSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare) Top-Up.

Enrichment and Employability

As part of your course you will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of previous students. Over the years, students have participated in industry-based trips to places such as London Zoo, National History Museum, Chester zoo ,Twycross Whipsnade, Tree for Life Conservation, international trips, and Dodson and Horrell. Students have also benefitted from guest talks from industry specialists.


The Animal Care Centre, Brooksby Campus


£7,500 per year

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Student Testimonial

“I started Brooksby 5 years ago doing my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management and I fell in love with the College, the facilities and the staff. I applied to numerous university’s and was accepted into all of them; I actually left Brooksby for another university but three days into my degree I came back! I missed the College too much: BMC had become a home from home for me. The level of support that I received from the tutors was unbelievable and you honestly couldn’t get it from anywhere else. No matter how many times I asked a question or questioned my own capabilities the tutors were there for me, motivating me and believing in me! They don’t just care about your grades, you are more than just a statistic to them, they constantly made sure we as students were okay and coping with the Degree as well as helping with any problems I was facing outside of College as well. I have never experienced this level of support anywhere else!

The modules within the Degree were varied and I most enjoyed the animal rehabilitation and education modules. The tutors taught these subjects fantastically and they were paired with practical sessions which helped my understanding. I also had the opportunity to visit South Africa twice, and both trips truly were life changing experiences that I wouldn’t have been able to have if it weren’t for BMC!

I am currently studying my PGCE at BMC, and I work as a Training Officer in the Foundation department! My job is so rewarding and I love giving back what I received at Brooksby; not only is it a fantastic place to study but it’s also a wonderful place to work! I hope to continue working at BMC and to complete my PGCE! “

Tessa Smithson (2017)

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science & Welfare) Graduate

Want to know more? Come along to a BMC Open Event!

Our general college open days are designed for both FE and HE students. These events give you an opportunity to meet our industry-expert teaching staff and to take a look at our fantastic state-of-the-art facilities.

We hope that our open days will give you a flavour of what it is like to study at Brooksby Melton College.  You can book a place on our open days here or call us on 01664 855 444.



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