Animal Science and Animal Management
The animal science and animal management courses on offer here at Writtle College provide our students with the required theory and practical skills necessary for a successful career within the animal industry. Our animal degrees have numerous option pathways that allow students to specialise within a specific field of interest such as Companion and Zoo Animals, Wildlife Conservation and Farm Livestock Production.
On campus we have a number of resources which our animal students utilise as part of their course. The Titchmarsh Centre for Animal Studies, which includes a variety of different, species such as reptiles, exotic, aquatic and companion animals, is a central learning environment for our students. Our on-campus farm is also a key learning area for our livestock specialists. The Lordship Science Building provides laboratories which are all used to enhance the student experience and to ensure the knowledge gained in lectures is put into practice.
Our highly qualified academic staff are very supportive towards our students and have a wealth of experience. Many of our teaching staff are also carrying out current and relevant research within their specialist fields.
The UK animal industry is very diverse and offers a wide range of careers from animal unit management to high level veterinary research. There are also a large number of ancillary industries including government agencies, nutrition and pharmaceutical companies, marketing, retailing and journalism. Employers today are seeking well-trained, professionally qualified staff who are able to relate scientific theory to practical situations. Writtle courses combine a sound academic base in science with practical husbandry and management skills.
Our highly employable graduates move onto a variety of exciting careers within the industry in organisations such as national and local animal charities and zoos, whilst others will aim to continue their education at Writtle by progressing onto a postgraduate course such as MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation or MSc Animal Livestock Production.
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