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BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Management (Top-Up) (Part-Time)

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Management (Top-Up) is designed to reflect ongoing developments within the animal industry including the use of working animals within society, the need to protect and enhance the habitats and populations of animal species as well as the importance of enhancing animal health and welfare through the use of evidence-driven practice provided by the work of a broad range of animal care practitioners.

The programme is designed to enable students who have already completed sub-degree (eg. HND or Foundation Degree) within this subject area to continue their studies on to Honours Degree level.

Typical Course Structure

  • Animal Conservation and Breeding 
  • Modalities of Animal Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Interventions 
  • Current Issues in Animal Sciences 
  • Dissertation 

Study Details

Part-time, two years. Whilst the majority of the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am - 5pm, it is expected that students are available and willing to undertake activities in the evenings and at weekends.

It is also expected that students complete between three and eight hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

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How to Apply

This course is validated by the University of Hull. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.

University of Hull

A minimum of 120 credits from:

• Level 5 study in a related discipline 


• GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above  

• GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above 

*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs


EU and International Applicants

  • ENIC confirmed equivalent of 120 Credits from level 5 study in a related discipline  

  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa

Other Entry Requirements

Applicants will need to undertake a DBS criminal record check to study on this programme. This can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. Learn more about the DBS Check.

The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:

  • Practical
  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations 
  • Reports



On successful completion of this course, students may progress to employment or postgraduate study at an alternative institution.

Per Academic Year

  • Home Students - £5,100
  • International Students - £5,500

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

  • College Workwear and Personal Protective Equipment: £120 (Compulsory)
  • DBS check: £48.20 (Compulsory)

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

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Our upcoming Higher Education (HE) Open Days are listed on the Open Days webpage. Please register your place via the Eventbrite links listed. 

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Additional Support

If you have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and feel that you may need support, for example with your application or visiting us at an Open Day, please contact or call 01522 876225 to discuss your needs. This service is confidential.

Key Facts



Duration:2 Years

Start Date:September 2024

Location:Lincoln Campus