Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Animal Management and Animal Science

If you dream of working with animals, our practical specialist courses at Writtle provide the skills, expert theory and qualifications required for a career animal care, management or science.

Our Animal Management and Animal Science courses are taught by highly-experienced industry experts and practitioners. Get hands-on in our Titchmarsh Animal Centre – home to more than 200 furry, feathered, spiky and scaled species – and dedicated science laboratories.

Our connections with the British and Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BAIZA), the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC), Colchester Zoo, and Umphafa Private Nature Reserve offer you opportunities to gain additional experience and make valuable industry contacts.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

College courses