Studying Animal Management & Animal Science at Writtle University College

If you dream of working with animals, our practical specialist courses provide the skills, expert theory and qualifications required to enter important roles in animal care, management or animal science.


Our College and University Course programmes are taught by industry experts and practitioners and are focused on turning your passion into a career. On our courses, we adopt a personalised, hands on approach to your learning, ensuring that you succeed and achieve the qualification you desire.

Students come to Writtle University College, located near to Chelmsford, to bring their passion to life and gain practical real-world learning - setting them up for a future career in their chosen field.

Writtle University College Animal Science Alumni - Harry Appleby

Harry Appleby

BSc (Hons) Animal Science

"Alongside graduating with a 1st class degree, I was also awarded 'The Universities Federation of Animal Welfare Award 2016' for a research project making the greatest contribution to animal welfare science.

The research I completed was one of the first trials in the world to successfully develop a method which allowed chicken embryos to be sexed before they hatched. This research may provide an alternative to the slaughter of 4.2 billion male day old chicks around the world each year. After graduating I went on to achieve a life long goal of gaining accredited status as an Animal Welfare Officer (AWO)."

Writtle University College Animal Science Alumni - Emma-Jane Murray

Emma-Jane Murray

BSc (Hons) Animal Science
Former Student Union President

"Studying BSc (Hons) Animal Science at Writtle University College has set me up successfully for a career in the veterinary field ahead of other similar institutions. The teaching staff are incredibly interactive with students and throughout my entire time at Writtle, I was made to feel like a member of a family.

I've made lifelong friends, I've had fun and I was challenged. I am forever grateful for Writtle's academic and support staff for encouraging me to work hard and reap the rewards."

Writtle University College Animal Management Alumni - Matthew Long

Matthew Long

BSc (Hons) Animal Management

"What I enjoyed most about the Animal Science degree at WUC was the diversity and range of modules that you learn and the approachability of the staff members. Writtle has prepared me well for the future and provided me with an unforgettable experience."

Industry associations, memberships and partnerships


BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums logo
Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) logo
Colchester Zoo Action for the Wild
UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve

There is the opportunity on our degree programmes in Animal Management and Science, to study on one of our specialist pathways in Zoo and Wildlife Conservation, Pet Behaviour or Livestock Technology. At Postgraduate level, we offer a taught MSc in Animal Welfare and Conservation.

How will you write your Writtle story?

For more information on the Animal Management & Animal Science courses available at Writtle University College, visit our Postgraduate, Undergraduate and College pages.

ANIMAL SCIENCE

POSTGRADUATE COURSES


ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


ANIMAL SCIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

COLLEGE COURSES


UNIVERSITY COURSE

OPEN DAYS, WEBINARS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our university courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or visiting us at one of our 'University Course Open Days'. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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COLLEGE COURSE

OPEN EVENTS, WEBINARS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our College Courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or visiting us at one of our 'College Course Open Events'. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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