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.

What Courses are available?


For more information on the Animal Science & Animal Management courses available at Writtle University College, visit our postgraduate, undergraduate and college course pages.

HIGHER EDUCATION

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

ANIMAL WELFARE AND CONSERVATION


HIGHER EDUCATION

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ANIMAL SCIENCE


HIGHER EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE COURSES ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGE COURSES ANIMAL STUDIES

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 Management (Companion and Zoo Animals) Alumni - Aimee Hill

Aimee Hill

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Companion and Zoo Animals)

"I graduated with a 2:1 with a first class dissertation and took my poster to present it at the 19th Annual BIAZA conference at Edinburgh Zoo!

After I graduated I started my job as an animal keeper at Woburn Safari Park. I started on the reserves team which has primates and a variety of hoof stock including giraffe, zebra, and rhinos.

Being a safari park adds another element to animal keeping, as well as learning and developing my animal husbandry skills, I have also been able to develop my knowledge of animal behaviour. As customers are allowed to drive through the enclosures, a lot of them require patrolling to ensure the animals and customers are behaving themselves. I have patrolled the monkey jungle with our Barbary macaques attempting to destroy cars, the rhino section, and giraffe section. Spending such long periods of time observing the animal's has allowed me to better understand their behaviours, you learn their routines and can even start to predict what the animal will do next."

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' 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 Management Alumni - Kate Harper

Kate Harper

BSc (Hons) Animal Management

"Achieving my BSc (Hons) Animal Management empowered me and given me the confidence to do whatever I want in my career.

I currently own a Dog Training school in Kent and am a Head Instructor for UK Sniffer Dogs plus an Instructor at Mantrailing UK. I employ a number of support staff and dog trainers who teach at three different locations.

As well as running my own dog school I have been lucky enough to be involved in all kinds of interesting projects such as teaching dog training programmes in prisons, consulting on welfare monitoring for therapy dogs, training dogs for 'Dogs for Autism' and have assisted the Army with search exercises with sniffer dogs I've trained myself."

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.

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