Course: FdSc Animal Science

Course details

  • UCAS Code

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    2 Years (Full time / Part time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021

This programme has been developed as a joint initiative between the RAU and Cirencester College including new state-of-the-art bioscience laboratories and an animal centre with more than 60 species.

Course overview

Whether you are interested in domestic animals, exotic species or farm animals, this course will give you the academic and practical experience to develop your career in a range of areas such as animal nutrition, animal management, laboratories, or roles within veterinary practices.

On this specialist degree, you will gain in-depth laboratory training and practical animal handling and husbandry skills – all underpinned by a strong theoretical core relevant to a range of animal species and animal business contexts.

When it comes to applying your knowledge, you will have the added advantage of a work placement. This will give you the skills and potential contacts for future employment, or to continue your studies in a range of subjects, including farm animals, equine, wildlife and animal science.

After successfully completing the Foundation degree you may wish to consider enrolling for additional year of study on the BSc (Hons) Agricultural Management (Top-up), BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Countryside Management (Top-up) or BSc (Hons) Equine Studies (Top-up) to obtain an Honours degree.

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Industry experience

You will gain essential industry experience by completing a work placement during the summer holiday after your first year. You will also benefit from fields visits, animal handling classes and a wealth of practical experience.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications need to be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.

Please contact to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.