Animal Science and Welfare (with Foundation Year), BSc (Hons)

Teesside University
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The BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Welfare degree at Teesside provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry. This course includes an integrated foundation year, ideal if you don’t have the tariff points to go straight into Year 1 of the degree.

You can complete an optional work placement year as part of this degree course at no extra cost.

The animal care industry is worth £1bn to the UK economy and has 13,000 businesses and around 78,000 employees. It includes boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services and performing animals in film and television.

There are three core themes:

animal science and genetics

animal behaviour

animal welfare

Most of your time is spent at our Middlesbrough campus where you study the theory and science related to animals. 

Specialist modules in Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare themes are delivered at the Houghall Farm site of East Durham College, where you are supported by specialist staff. You are provided with transport to attend Houghall Farm, normally on one day a week.

The Houghall Farm site, set on a stunning 476-acre estate, minutes from Durham city centre, is a fantastic place to work with animals. A purpose-built small animal care centre was has several specialist facilities including a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics, small mammals house and an aviary. There is also a commercial dog grooming studio, 22-bay dog kennel and a dog agility and walking area. The site is also home to horse riding stables, an arena and commercial pig and cattle facilities.

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Middlesbrough , United Kingdom