**Entry to this course has been suspended for 2020/2021**
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.
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.
You will gain essential industry experience by completing a work placement during the summer holiday after your first year. You will also benefit from field visits, animal handling classes and a wealth of practical experience.