South Devon College

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science

Everything at University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is designed to maximise your employability and future career opportunities. Courses are created with local employers to ensure you learn industry-relevant skills and are delivered in small classes with regular one-to-one support, covering a range of study skills – it’s no wonder we’re recognised as a leading institution in the National Student Survey.

Course details

  • Course overview

  • Core modules

    • Dissertation (SOUD3105)

      This module will enable the student to demonstrate their ability to work independently in the production of a substantial piece of work that involves significant investigation in a field related to the animal sector.

    • Sustainability and Innovation within Animal Science (SOUD3106)

      There are many complex global environmental issues which affect us all. As the global population continues to increase so does the demand for effective food production and wider resource management. History has demonstrated how humans have had a negative impact on ecosystems worldwide. This module will explore the ethical and environment issues faced by increased demand for resources and discuss how we can help meet such demand in a more sustainable and innovative way.

    • Evidence Informed Zoo Animal Husbandry (SOUD3107)

      The care and conservation of many species rely upon understanding of their behaviour and ecology. Historically there has been a lack of evidence informed husbandry practice in zoo collections. This module explores current research into the management of captive species and how the application of this research can be used to improve welfare within zoo collections.

    • Applied Conservation Biology (SOUD3108)

      This module explores the ways in which ecological science can be applied to solving conservation issues of animal species. It covers key ecological principles at the population, community and ecosystem levels, and investigates how these principles can help guide management decisions, policy and environmental practice. The module also focusses on how the field of genetics can be applied to conservation issues.

    • Professional Skills and Project Management (SOUD3109)

      Employers are increasingly expecting graduates to possess additional professional and project management skills. This module will explore the principles of project management through the planning and participation in a student lead project. Students will reflect upon their own skills and competencies to identify areas for professional development through engagement in CPD activities and participation in career development seminars.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with South Devon College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with South Devon College

At the heart of the sunny English Riviera, we’re an award-winning Beacon status college. Add to that our ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted (in 2009), modern facilities and our larger-than-life Students’ Union, and you’re left with the perfect environment.
Plymouth students working on a group project