This top up programme allows you to progress from Easton and Otley College foundation degrees in Ecology and Conservation Management, Equine Science and Welfare or Animal Science and Welfare or similar programmes elsewhere into a full Honours degrees programme. Key components include a major project/dissertation of your subject choice, Developments in the Industry, The Global Business Environment and include subject specific options such as Comparative Animal Nutrition, Equine or Canine and Feline Behaviour and Training and Advanced Methods and Techniques in Ecology.
Wherever your specialism lies this programmes provides scope for you to hone your skills and knowledge and readies you for employment or a Masters or PhD programme.
- Qualification: BSc (Top-Up)
- Course Code: D901
- Start Date: 01/09/2020
- Duration: 1 year full-time
- Campus: Easton
- Entry requirements: 240 HE credits (including 120 at Level 5 in a related subject) and a successful interview. GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade C or above are desirable. Mature students and students already employed will need a range of qualifications, and prior work and learning experiences will be taken into account, accredited and considered at interview stage. Students with English as a foreign language: Applications from students from all backgrounds are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, listening, speaking and reading). Our recognised English Language qualifications include: ESOLIELTS: 6 overall (minimum of 5.5 in any component)
- Cost:Full-time £8500
You will study three core modules: Dissertation, The Global Business Environment and Developments in Landbased Sciences. Each route will then have optional modules to choose from to complete the programme. These include Conservation Biology; Advanced Methods and Technology and Ecology; Comparative Animal Nutrition; Ethics & Sustainability; Advanced Canine and Feline Behaviour and Training; Advanced Equine, Training and Behaviour; Horse and Rider Biomechanics.
Students are taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and practical activities within laboratories or on our farm units and estate. This mix of teaching and learning methods allows students to develop both academic and farm competencies side by side, applying theory from the classroom in real situations. Typical groups sizes are of 16-24 but are larger for cross-college modules (40 +), this smaller group profile allows you more contact time and support from our lecturers and subjects specialists. Technical staff such as laboratory technicians, unit managers support the team and may deliver supportive sessions.
Students will be expected to utilise computers widely in research and producing their work and will have access to the programme Virtual learning Environment that support lectures and provided additional materials of interest.
When not in timetabled sessions you are expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journals articles, books and working on individual assessments or project work and preparation for examinations. You will be expected to work in groups at time for formative tasks or for summative assessment. This independent work is supported by the college’s library facilities, HE computer suite/common room and access to online journals and VLE materials.
Teaching methods are tailored to the subject area and the aims and learning outcomes of the particular modules studied. These include practicals, group activities, lectures, workshops, problem solving, tutorials, e-learning seminars, external visits and guest speakers. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities through a range of assessment methods to enhance the learning experience and reward valuable workplace skills. Assessment methods may include laboratory reports, essays, practical observation, reflective journals, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, debates, written examinations, project and peer review.
The College provides a bursaries and funds available for undergraduate students which you may be eligible to apply for.
You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support along with their value for more information see the Financial Support pages.
220 hectare farm
Dedicated HE area including common room, study facilities and kitchen
4 on site laboratories
Sports testing laboratory
Strength and Conditioning Suite
Range of sports fields and pitches
Range of teaching and learning rooms including lecture theatre and conference facilities
Well equipped library
Free wi -fi
Free parkingHE accommodation
The College is focused on growing careers and meeting industry needs.The programme timetable has been arranged to enable students to work part-time and study.This flexibility is an attractive recruitment tool. The Business and Marketing module requires working with employers.