Animal Care & Management
FdSc Animal Science
Investigate the physiology, behaviour and welfare of a range of species underpinned by contemporary issues in animal science, supported by the study of the wide range of species in the College’s Animal Management Centre and in relevant commercial settings through talks and demonstrations from guest speakers and trips. Underpinning theory is delivered in the classroom. Industrial experience, assessed through the professional development module over two years, will be undertaken in a related field and will give you invaluable experience in your specialism with 200 hours to be undertaken each year at a relevant employer ideally with domestic species.
You must have an interest in pursuing a career in animal science. The programme is ideal if you have previous animal experience or if you have achieved a Level 3 related animal course, however this is not compulsory.
New exciting Animal Management Centre including state-of-the-art facilities such as a desert biome, tropical biome and nocturnal room.
Over 130 different animal species including meerkats, coatis, hornbills and red squirrels.
Industry experience provides an invaluable opportunity to work in a variety of settings to support your chosen career path.
Friendly learning environment with small class sizes and excellent student support.
Merrist Wood College is highly regarded in the animal industry as the leading animal education establishment in Surrey.
Taught by expert, passionate tutors with industry experience.
You will have the opportunity to take part in one of our optional residential study tours which currently run in South Africa and Jersey.