Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Animal Management
1 year full-time
MCAST IN COLLABORATION WITH FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT
MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Animal Management Further details are available under the section “Applications for MCAST Vocational Degrees”
This one-year course builds on the two year HND programme in Animal Management. At the end of the full three year programme (2 + 1), students may qualify for the BSc, (Hons) in Animal Management.
You will have the opportunity to specialise in your main area of study during the last few years with the aim of seeking employment at management level or similar. This may relate to animal welfare, production, education, veterinary services, research and development and regulatory services both locally and internationally.
The programme offers the required knowledge and competences related to animal health and nutrition, welfare, ecology, philosophy, ethics and law.
You shall also undertake a research project whereby you will be expected to select a topic for investigation following an established methodology.
The units will be delivered through a combination of classroom-based lectures, tutorials, practical placements, laboratory practicals, workshops and applied scientific activities. Hands on farming and visits to various soft areas will be part of the course prospectus.
An ongoing assessment is an integral part of the course. Assessment will include practical and theoretical work. Students will follow practical ongoing assessment, written assessment, projects as well as practical work experience at the institute and industry sites.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Understand and apply research methods to carry out an advanced project study based on scientific research related to specific units within the course’s area of study × Understand and research different entrepreneurial skills required at management level and to plan for a successful business × Undertake practical tasks related to veterinary services including animal welfare and health and veterinary regulatory affairs × Study and apply principles of sustainability, animal philosophy and ethics within the animal management sector.
Core Study Units
Research Methods & Dissertation
Principles of Ecology
Sustainable Land Use with special reference to the local Maltese agricultural situation