Animal

BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy (with Foundation Year)

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen undergraduate course, our integrated foundation year programme may offer you an alternative entry route.

Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study.

The BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy (with Foundation Year) can be studied full-time or part-time.

STAGE ONE
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Introduction to Veterinary Physiotherapy
(30 credits)
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
(15 credits)
Functional Anatomy
(15 credits)
Human-Animal Interaction
(15 credits)
Saddle Fit and Farriery
(15 credits)
Ethics of Animal Use
(15 credits)
Canine and Equine Nutrition
(15 credits)
STAGE TWO
SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
Research Methods
(15 credits)
Animal Therapeutic Techniques
(15 credits)
Rehabilitation and Performance
(15 credits)
Exercise Physiology
(15 credits)
Applied Anatomy
(15 credits)
Introduction to Animal Biomechanics
(15 credits)
Working in a Multidisciplinary Team
(15 credits)
Animal Health Science
(15 credits)
STAGE THREE
SEMESTER 5 SEMESTER 6
Capstone Project
(30 credits)
Massage Therapy and Remedial Exercise
(30 credits)
Animals in Motion
(15 credits)
Sports Medicine
(15 credits)
Veterinary Pathophysiology
(15 credits)
Business and Client Management
(15 credits)
 

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, to include English and preferably Maths. Equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSEs may also be considered. Consideration is also given to applicants who have significant industry experience, but no formal qualifications. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

UCAS Tariff Points
32 tariff points.
GCE A Levels
Minimum 32 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A Level grade E or above.
Irish Certificate
32 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Highers at H4 or above.
Scottish Highers
32 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher grade D or above.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
32 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Higher at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Overseas students:

Considered on individual merit and level of qualifications / evidence of English language ability. International students will need an IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in all elements.

Mature Students:

We particularly welcome applications from mature students, each application is considered on its own merit.

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning. The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work
  • Formative and summative coursework
  • Case studies
  • Clinical practitioner days
  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Self-directed learning

This course contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence. The following list shows the variety of assessment methods experienced on this course.

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Written examinations
  • Practical examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation