Shropshire, United Kingdom, October 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The new Foundation Degree will be offered at the Walford Campus, as a full-time programme over two years, with the option to top-up to a full BSc Honours in year three. The course is already listed on the UCAS Course Directory with potential students able to apply now for the first intake in autumn 2014.
Chris Jones, Head of Walford is delighted with the official seal of approval from the University: “Over the years we have strengthened our position as one of the most successful animal care study centres in the region. With growing numbers of animal care students and our award-winning facilities at the Harris Centre, the time is right for us to launch this new Foundation Degree. The staff are really excited about this new development and we are already getting lots of enquiries from prospective students both locally and from further afield.”
The new Foundation Degree in Animal Science has been developed as part of WNSC’s wider Higher Education strategy which plans for a doubling of students on university-level courses in 2013-14. The College’s links with Staffordshire University date back over twenty years.
Andrew Tyley, WNSC Principal and Chief Executive sees the new Foundation Degree as a welcome boost to locally delivered higher education in the County: “As a College we are keen to stem the outwards flow of young people who leave Shropshire to go to university. This collaborative venture with Staffordshire University will give people the choice to live and study locally. It builds on the success of our BSc in Wildlife and Countryside where we achieved four first class honours degrees this summer.”
The next Open Day at Walford Campus is on Saturday 19th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Staff will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to prospective students interested in applying for the Foundation Degree and the wide range of further education courses on offer.
For more information about courses at WNSC please come along to the Open Day, visit www.wnsc.ac.uk or telephone 01939 262100.