Animal Science

'Still taking applications for September'

Missing the UCAS application deadline isn't the end of the world. You can still apply for a Higher Education course and start your studies this September.

Our biological science-based courses combine both pure and applied sciences in the study of animals. Alongside practical animal management skills are topics relating to the underlying biological principles of biochemistry, genetics and animal growth alongside core subjects of behaviour and nutrition.

These courses are for those wishing to have a strong scientific understanding of animal biology and how it relates to animal health and disease, animal growth and their development. Option routes provide specialist teaching of pet behaviour and welfare, zoo and wildlife conservation, and farm livestock technology.

Top reasons to study Animal Science 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.