Animal Management

Our Animal Management courses take a holistic approach to animal management and prepare students for the increasingly diverse enterprises of the UK animal industry. A wide range of species are available to enable students to gain sound practical animal husbandry skills, which are then complemented by an academic programme that covers topics such as nutrition, breeding, health and behaviour. These are combined with a deeper understanding of business and trade as it relates to the animal sector. Option routes provide specialist teaching of pet behaviour and welfare, zoo and wildlife conservation, and farm livestock technology.

Top reasons to study Animal Management at WUC...


Enter your dream career with industry focused courses.


Taught by high profile subject specialist staff.


Flexible pathways in Livestock Technology, Zoo and Wildlife Conservation or Pet Behaviour and Welfare.


Around 200 species on our beautiful Essex campus.


'Behind the scenes' trips and privileged experiences throughout your course.


Learning supported by innovative research projects.

Educational Associate

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Writtle University College is an Educational Associate of BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Supporting Standards

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Writtle University College supports the standards set out by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)

Collaborative Working

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UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve

Animal Management & Science
with Dr Eleanor Drinkwater

Join Dr Eleanor Drinkwater and Darren Veitch as they present a series of fascinating, animal packed episodes that culminate in an interactive and enlightening Subject Spotlight focussed on Animal Management & Science.