Job Type: Science
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Students studying our land based courses benefit from all the facilities at our Wrexham campus as well as having access to our stunning rural campus a short distance away in Northop.
Set in spectacular Flintshire countryside, our Northop campus offers facilities related to our courses in animal studies and equine science, wildlife and plant biology, geography, ecology, biodiversity and the environment.
Student accommodation is available in both our Wrexham and Northop so students can choose to base themselves at either campus and benefit from both urban and rural campus life.
As well as our own facilities students at Northop have access to a number of facilities at the same site owned by Coleg Cambria that include a BHS approved training centre and small animal unit.
The Equine Science and Welfare Management degree is among a very select number in the UK, focusing on the relationship between horse and human, increasingly seen as central to the equestrian industry’s development. Partnerships with local businesses help provide industry-relevant skills and experience, and guest speakers and educational visits are arranged throughout the course. Free training for British Horse Society examinations are provided alongside the degree, together with £100 per student towards an equine vocational examination of choice.
Our 4 year integrated foundation year route is the perfect option for students who don’t quite have the grades or experience required for the traditional three year pathway. It’s also a popular pathway for students who have been out of education for a while and feel they would benefit from the extra experience.
Are you passionate about animals? Whether you have been a budding zoologist from a young age or have recently discovered a natural curiosity for the animal kingdom – there has never been a better time to explore your dream career.
The animal care industry is now worth £1 billion to the UK economy with 13,000 businesses and numerous animal charities, zoos, conservation organisations, wildlife parks and animal visitor attractions too.
Our course has been designed to cover areas of national and international interest and debate relating to animal behaviour, ethics and welfare - studying the topics of zoological science, animal husbandry, animal learning and training, and survey skills for conservation.
Work placements are a key part of the course and help you develop practical skills and give you the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have gained. Using the facilities based at our Northop Campus and undertaking visits to zoos, animal rescues, and conservation organisations also helps you gain those all-important practical skills from handling skills and husbandry practices through to training and behaviour techniques.
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Telephone: 01978 293439