Foundation Year (Animal Management)

Writtle University College
Course summary
4-8 years
Full time/part time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Foundation Year (Animal Management)

Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 32 tariff points.
  • GCE A Levels: Minimum 32 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A Level grade E or above.
  • Irish Certificate: 32 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Highers at H4 or above.
  • Scottish Highers: 32 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher grade D or above.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 32 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Higher at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Overseas students

Considered on individual merit and level of qualifications / evidence of English language ability. International students will need an IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in all elements.

Mature Students

We particularly welcome applications from mature students, each application is considered on its own merit.

Training Course Content

Foundation year

Semester 1

  • Academic and Personal Management Skills
  • Biological Concepts (Introduction to Laboratory Skills)
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Applied Industry Techniques

Semester 2

  • Academic and Personal Management Skills
  • Biological Concepts (Introduction to Laboratory Skills)
  • Maths and IT for Science
  • Applied Industry Techniques
  • Independent (Themed) Project

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (with Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Livestock Technology) with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare) with Foundation Year

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

Students are taught using a variety of learning and teaching methods, depending on your chosen animal management degree course these include.

  • Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species including pigs
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


Home Students


  • £9,250


  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)


  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

The Foundation Year (Animal Management) is the first year of a four-year undergraduate degree. Following the completion of the foundation year students will progress onto their pre chosen animal management degree pathway.

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CM1 3RR Chelmsford Essex

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