FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare)

FdSc Animal Management (Science Welfare)

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The FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare) programme develops the in-depth scientific and analytical skills required by graduates to compete within the fast-growing industry of Animal Management professionals, as well as preparing them for supervisory or teaching roles.

UCAS code: D329

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: £7500 per year

Your future

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

Entry requirements

  • Year 1: 72 UCAS points. Level 3 Extended Diploma in a vocationally relevant subject or 3 A Levels (preferably 1 in a Science subject). Industry experience required.
  • Year 2: 120 Credits at Level 4/Year 1 in relevant subject. A bridging assignment may be required.


Year 1

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

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

*Modules are subject to change


  • A wide range of animals to work with, including domestic and companion animals, reptiles, amphibians and aquatics, horses and farm livestock.
  • Industry-standard equipment, including an aqua treadmill and science laboratories.
  • On-site kennel and cattery units.
  • Opportunities to work with other course areas and take advantage of their facilities, such as Equine Performance Science and the Brooksby Equestrian Centre.
  • On-site accommodation, including free gym membership.
  • Situated on a beautiful, 850-acre estate in the heart of Leicestershire.

Our Students

Animal Management Student

“I started at BMC 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 universities and was accepted into all of them; I actually left BMC 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. 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 BMC; not only is it a fantastic place to study but it’s also a wonderful place to work!”

Tessa Smithson – BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science & Welfare) Graduate

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

Our Undergraduate Open Events give you an opportunity to meet our expert teaching staff and to take a look at our fantastic facilities – giving you a flavour of what it’s like to be a BMC student!

You can book a place here (just remember to visit the Brooksby Campus, not the Melton Campus!).


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