Diploma of Higher Education in Animal Science (Livestock Technology)
UCAS Code: D310
If you are interested in animal production and farm animal welfare and are looking for a course discussing how we can meet the food demands of society whilst maintaining the health and welfare of the animals in our care then this is your option. This option supports the whole animal teaching, such as the breeding and biosecurity topics on the Animal Management course or genetics and biotechnology on the Animal Science course. This option is for those looking for careers in farm livestock production including farm nutritionist, farm animal health and welfare advisory roles, and precision livestock farming.
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|Professional Skills for the Animal Industry|
|Ethics of animal use||Introduction to Biochemistry|
|Ecology and Evolution|
|SEMESTER 3||SEMESTER 4|
|Reproduction and Development||Animal Health Science|
|Livestock Production Systems|
The following information provides the entry requirements for this particular course.
UCAS Tariff Points
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
C & G Level 3 Diploma
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.
Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.
- Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species
- Seminars and debates
- Inquiry-based learning
- Online quizzes, wikis and activities
- Laboratory practical classes including dissections
This course provides a mix of assessment methods including.
- Practical assessments with companion and zoo animals, farm livestock and horses
- Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
- Presentations - both individually and in small groups
- Essays and technical reports
- Assessed seminars
- Case studies
- Experimental work and laboratory reports
- Poster presentations
This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.
- Animal nutrition trainee
- Retail jobs in the pet industry
- Cattery and Kennel supervisors
- Animal Welfare Officer
- RSPCA technician
- Progression to BSc
Animal ScienceBSc (Hons) Animal Science (Livestock Technology)
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