Animal Science - Writtle University College

Animal Science



Experience Writtle University College at one of our University Open Days! The ideal opportunity for you to explore our campus, tour our facilities, meet our staff and much more!
Animal Science

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.

Why you should study Animal Science or Animal Management at WUC...

  1. Our BSc (Hons) Animal Management and BSc (Hons) Animal Science courses have degree recognition from the Royal Society of Biology.

  2. Tailor your learning to an area of your own interest, such as conservation, zoo, companion or farm animals.

  3. You will get access to over 250 species of animals on our campus, including reptiles, exotic mammals, horses and livestock.

  4. Our facilities include a farm, canine therapy centre, equine and animal centre and scientific laboratories.

  5. You will get specialist tours of zoos, farms and research centres, including the opportunity to visit Colchester Zoo and its Umphafa Nature Reserve in South Africa, The Aspinall Foundation, The Sanger Institute and The Animal Health Trust.

  6. We are an educational member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, an academic association member of the British Society of Animal Science and a member of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare.

  7. Our staff and students present at top national and international animal conferences, such as The British Society of Animal Science.

  8. Our staff have produced innovative research, including Cow Tracking Behaviour using satellite sensors which has been featured on the BBC and The Guardian.

  9. Our courses combine a sound academic base in science with a range of practical husbandry and management skills.

Behind the scenes at Colchester Zoo
Have you always wanted to get behind the scenes at Colchester Zoo?
Our Animal Management and Animal Science students did just that!