The BSc (Hons) Animal Management Top Up offers a high quality broad-based training experience in animal management, by providing a solid understanding of applied animal sciences, together with a comprehensive insight into a number of key disciplines crucial to animal management. This programme enables students to develop their theoretical, practical and technical experience in animal management.

Each course is assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assessments and end of course examinations and assessments. The nature of the coursework is appropriate to the subject area and learning outcomes outlined in the course specification forms. Coursework, individual and group oral and PowerPoint presentations, research reports, case studies and assignments, and closed book examinations will all be used in combination with industry relevant context specific assessments utilising technologies where appropriate. Use of the VLE, new e-portfolios, websites is encouraged to embed technology into the programme for assessment.

Modular Structure Year 1

  • Evolution and Taxonomy (15)

  • Anatomy and Physiology (15)

  • Concepts in Animal Husbandry (15)

  • Concepts in Animal Welfare (15)

  • Concepts in Conservation (15)

  • Concepts in Animal Behaviour (15)

  • Industry Practices 1 (15)

  • Research Skills (15)

Year 2

  • Breeding Management and Genetics (15)

  • Data Analysis (15)

  • Field Biology and Conservation Management (15)

  • Advanced Animal Husbandry, Health and Nutrition (15)

  • Business Planning and Project Management (15)

  • Exotic College Management (15)

  • Industry Practices 2 (15) A choice of either:
  • Problem Behaviour Management and Training (15) OR
  • Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues (15)

Year 3

  • Applied Wildlife and Habitat Conservation (15)

  • Practical Animal Nutrition (15)

  • Advanced Animal Behaviour (15)

  • Animal Welfare Issues (15)

  • Current Issues (15)

  • Honours Project for the Animal Sciences (30) A choice of either:
  • Conservation and Tourism (15) OR
  • Behavioural Ecology (15)

Course options




Level 6




1 Year





  • What qualification will I gain?

    BSc (Hons) Animal Management L6 (Top Up)

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of the FdSc Applied Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare

  • What progression options will I have?

    BSc graduates have progressed to a highly diverse range of careers available at the completion of the programme which can involve practical based jobs as well as roles within animal related organisations. Potential career opportunities are wildlife officers, protected area managers, teaching, animal keepers, animal trainer, reserve wardens, wildlife rangers and environmental education. Graduates may also find career opportunities as lecturers in Animal Management in both Further Education and Higher Education providers. Some graduates wish to pursue further post graduate opportunities such as Masters degrees and PhD programmes.