The FdSc Applied Animal Management programme 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 manual therapists.
Competent practical animal husbandry and handling/restraint skills, within the industry as a whole, are paramount and as such the course enables students to work with a range of domestic, farm, exotic and wildlife species, within industry environments. This provides students with valuable experience for gaining insight into the different sectors of the industry, observing differences within practice (including specialist equipment use) and networking for future volunteering and career opportunities.
The course is based around four main themes:
- Animal husbandry: health, disease, nutrition, behaviour, breeding, habitat and the enhancement of welfare
- Animal training: learning theories and training programmes designed for health reasons, scent detection, support therapy and entertainment
- Animal preservation: disease prevention and control, rescue and rehabilitation, and breeding for the conservation of species
- Animal physical therapies: principles & methodologies, health and well-being benefits and the use of evidence-based treatment
Typical Course Structure
- Study Skills & Biological Principles
- Animal Health & Disease
- Animal Husbandry & Collection Management
- Animal Behaviour & Welfare
- Comparative Anatomy & Physiology
- Animals in Society
- Comparative Animal Nutrition
- Animal Cognition & Training
- Evolution & Ecology
- Wildlife Management, Rescue & Rehabilitation
- Introduction to Animal Physical Therapies
- Research Methods & Project
Part-time, three 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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What Our Students Say
“I’m studying FdSc Applied Animal Management and as part of our course, we have frequent practical days at White Post Farm, Wolds Wildlife Park and other relevant organisations (ie RSPCA wildlife rescue as we’re studying a module on wildlife rehab). Being able to go out on these trips is extremely helpful, not only for our current studies and assignments, but also for our future employment. By being able to go out and meet people from various sectors allows us to gain experience as well as build relationships with people within the sector.”
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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.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from:
- GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
- BTEC National or City and Guilds Technical (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
- Access to HE Diploma
- T Levels
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher
- 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 64 UCAS points
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:
On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Management (Top-Up) degree at Lincoln College.
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £5,300
- 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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Start Date:September 2024