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Brooksby Melton College

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The Brooksby Melton College School of Higher Education is a specialist higher education provider situated in the heart of Leicestershire. With small class sizes and high contact hours, BMC students aren’t one of thousands, they’re one of the family!

Clearing vacancies are available for Animal Management (Science and Welfare), Equine Performance Science, Sport Science and Performing Arts.

Interested in what BMC has to offer? Contact the Clearing team on 0333 733 9224. Have to hand your UCAS ID Number, Clearing Passport Number (if possible), and your qualifications and grades.

Overview
Overview

Overview

BMC is a specialist independent college which has been providing specialist higher education for nearly 25 years. The college aims to equip students with everything they need for a successful and rewarding career in their chosen industry. They work in partnership with the University of East Anglia to deliver a range of high-quality degrees in specialist disciplines, including Animal Management (Science and Welfare), Equine Performance Science, Film and TV Production, Performing Arts, Sports Science and Teacher Training.

Being a BMC student is not just about gaining a high-quality degree though, you will be taught by industry-expert lecturers in outstanding facilities as well as having access to BMC’s own employment agency; ‘Build My Career’, that will help you to prepare for your dream career.

The college is situated across two campuses in Leicestershire: the land-based campus in Brooksby; and the creative and service industries campus in Melton Mowbray.

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Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

Employability is at the heart of everything BMC does, and the college is committed to ensuring that you become a highly trained, experienced and confident professional. In fact, 99% of BMC’s students go into work or further study after six months!

BMC is proud of its very talented alumni, with some of their students embarking on successful careers including professional football, professional show-jumping and eventing, zoology and veterinary nursing and international acting.

BMC lecturers have strong industry links and experience, and many are qualified to PhD Level. You will be taught in state-of-the-art facilities and use industry-standard equipment, so you’ll be prepared to progress into industry after you graduate. You will also benefit from work experience and the opportunity to attend masterclasses and guest lectures to further enhance your academic knowledge. Careers advice is also available from academic staff and the Student Services team.

Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

Brooksby Melton College work in partnership with the University of East Anglia and the University of Bolton to offer a range of high-quality specialist Degree programmes, all taught by industry-expert lecturing staff.

The University of East Anglia validates the specialist range of Foundation Degrees, Top-up Degrees, and 3-year Degrees offered at BMC. These include Animal Management (Science and Welfare), Digital Film Production, Equine Performance Science, Performing Arts, and Sports Science. The University of Bolton validates the Initial Teacher Training programmes offered at BMC.

 Staff are committed to ensuring that students have the best learning experience possible, leaving the college as a qualified industry professionals, fully prepared for a rewarding career within their chosen industry. BMC are also able to offer smaller class sizes, meaning students have more contact time with tutors.

Foundation degrees last for two years, and once completed, you can go onto a top-up final year to gain a full degree. Or you can study a full degree programme, which lasts three years.

Degree options include:

Animal Management

Here you will develop in-depth the scientific and analytical skills required to perform at a high level within the animal management sector.

Equine Performance Science

These courses will give you an insight into all aspects of the equine industry. You will gain valuable practical skills in addition to scientific, rehabilitation and business knowledge; which are all vital for a successful career in the equine performance industry.

Digital Film Production

These courses will turn you into a highly skilled, professional, technical practitioner across a range of innovative, creative technologies.

Performing Arts

BMC will provide you with the skills and training in advanced acting, dance and singing techniques with a firm focus on practice-as-research.

Sports Science

These courses have been designed to provide the highest quality education and training for a range of careers in the sport and leisure industry.

Teacher Training

The initial Teacher Education qualifications are aimed at those wishing to teach primarily in the post-16 sector.

Students' Union
Students' Union

Students' Union

As a student at BMC you automatically become a member of its students' union. Being a part of it is an important part of life as a student.

BMSU supports the voice of students and is there to engage you in all aspects of life at BMC. You can get involved in all sorts of exciting activities and throughout the year BMSU organises many events, including a Halloween Ghost Walk and party, Christmas Ball, Secret Valentine, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

 You can also volunteer for a variety of roles to support the BMSU including President, Student Governor, FREP, Sports and Societies Officer or Chair of the Resident’s Association – a great way to enhance your CV.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way for you to gain independence, learn how to manage your budget and to get the freedom you need as a young adult.

BMC’s dedicated Accommodation Team will support and guide you through the whole process, from finding your dream digs, to signing up, paying your bills and even making sure you have a fulfilling social life outside of your degree.

For any further information please get in touch with the BMC Accommodation team on 01664 850850.

Cost of living
Living costs This is the average annual cost of living for a student studying in the town where this uni is based.
Source: IDP Connect 2019

£9,600

per annum
Facilities
Facilities

Facilities

BMC have recently completed a huge £27million investment in brand new facilities across both campuses, so students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and learning environments.

Animal Management

Based at the Brooksby Campus, Animal Management students study in a purpose-built Animal Management Centre.

The Animal Management department has a vast range of species for students to work with including; reptile, amphibians, rodents, dogs, cats, rabbits, goats. In addition, BMC have fully equipped veterinary practical rooms, a state-of-the-art grooming roomand industry-standard animal accommodation. In addition, students can access bespoke science laboratories, including a purpose-built animal dissection laboratory.

Equine Performance Science

Students on this course will study within the Brooksby Equestrian Centre, based on the 850-acre Brooksby estate. Facilities include stables housing up to 36 horses, a veterinary treatment room with thermo-graphical and biomechanical diagnostic equipment, and a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Centre complete with aqua treadmill, solarium, equi shower and weighbridge.

 Digital Film Production

Based at the Creative and Service Industries campus in Melton Mowbray, the Digital Film Production department boasts a number of Apple Mac suites, ensuring you have access to the very latest editing software. Past media students have had their work shown at Cannes Film Festival, won international filmmaking competitions, and have also gone on to win a BAFTA and Oscar for their work.

Performing Arts

As well as having access to BMC-owned Melton Theatre, performing arts students have also been provided with brand new rehearsal studios, equipped with mirrored walls, sprung flooring and a fully integrated PA system. This gives students the perfect setting to carry out practical sessions in a purpose-built environment to help them get the very most from their rehearsals, led by a team of industry-expert practitioners.

Sports Science

BMC’s Brooksby Campus features a £4million sport complex, which includes a full-size 3G all-weather pitch, a multi-functional sports hall, a strength and conditioning gym containing five fully equipped Olympic weight lifting platforms and teaching spaces.

Students can also access the sport science lab, which is equipped with the latest technology, allowing students to learn about, and take part in, testing the performance of athletes.  

Bakewell Hall

Made exclusively for higher education students, Bakewell Hall contains a computer suite, which is open to students out of lecture time, classrooms for quiet study, and a common room where students can relax and socialise.

City life
City life

City life

At BMC, students have the best of both worlds with beautiful rural Leicestershire being only a few minutes’ drive from the big cities of Leicester and Nottingham, and there are excellent transport links to get them there.

BMC is situated just 20 minutes away from the centre of Leicester, a large, vibrant city which is home to King Power Stadium, the home ground of Leicester City FC. You can also check out King Richard III’s remains, Leicester Racecourse, the National Space Centre, the Curve Theatre, Highcross shopping centre and much more.

Cost of living
Cost of a pint This is the average cost of a pint.
Source: IDP Connect 2019

£3.10

per pint
Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

All students are automatically members of the Brooksby Melton College Student Union: BMSU. The Student Union has a range of clubs and societies for students to get involved in.

Student support
Student support

Student support

BMC’s dedicated Student Services Team offer a bespoke service to guide and support you during your time at BMC. Support includes:

Careers, employment and work experience

As part of the Build My Career service, the Careers and Progression Team will seek to support your career development and employability. They will help you to organise work placements and will support you with applying for employment and/or further study - including assisting with CV writing and job applications, and preparing for interviews.  

Health, safety and wellbeing

The dedicated team will provide information, advice and guidance on health and wellbeing through tutorials and enrichment programmes. BMC also have a health and wellbeing centre allowing drop-in sessions for students to talk to an advisor.

BMC supports and actively promotes the Government’s Prevent agenda and are committed to equality of opportunity, respect for all individuals, and celebrating cultural diversity and community cohesion.

Welfare support

The welfare team provide an advice and support service to help you with a range of funding, financial and other welfare queries. They will provide advice on the types of funding available, including any funding awards, and offer guidance on budgeting and money management. They also provide support on finding accommodation.

Student Engagement

BMC support the voice of the student and will engage with you in all aspects of college life. Working with the Students’ Unions they support the Student Council and work to ensure that students are consulted and represented in teaching departments. They also deal with any student complaints and conduct student surveys.

They also support the SU in developing extra-curricular enrichment activities for students.

Fees
Fees

Fees

Degrees are a sound investment for your future but the financial commitment can sometimes feel overwhelming, that’s why BMC keep their fees low but their quality high.

UK students per year: Only £7,500 (degrees and foundation degrees).

Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

BMC HE Bursary

There is financial support available for students from households with an annual income of less than £25,000.

The total fund for 2019/20 will be £6250, which will provide funding for 5 full-time students at £1,250 each during the academic year.

Additional widening participation criteria will be used to prioritise awards, which will include lone parents, carers and students from a care background.

This funding will be given in the form of:

  • Enrichment Bursary
  • Transport Bursary
  • Accommodation discount

BMC HE Access to Learning Fund (ALF) (£5000 Bursary Fund)

There is financial support to students from households with an income less than £30,000 to pay for essential items.

The total fund for 2019/20 will be £5000. Students will be eligible to apply for maximum amount of £500 (or pro-rata for part time students).

The bursaries will be used to pay for essential items based on evidence of need:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Study resources

Applying for an award

To apply for Brooksby Melton Bursary or the BMC ALF Fund, students should submit the BMC Access to Learning Form on the BMC website. 

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

The staff at Brooksby Melton College are committed to ensuring you have the best learning experience possible during your degree, and that you leave BMC as a qualified industry professional, fully prepared for a rewarding career within your chosen industry.

The college offers smaller class sizes than you would experience at a university, meaning you will have more contact time with your lecturers.

BMC lecturers are all industry experts, and students have access to real work experience opportunities and enrichment activities that will support them in their career development. The staff are committed to continually refreshing their own industry knowledge and many of them have achieved or are working towards PhD’s; in addition to being involved in exciting projects and activities to further enhance their industry links.

BMC students get involved in some fantastic research projects, with many winning a range of prestigious awards for their work.

BMC’s specialisms include Animal Management, Equine Performance Science, Sports Science, Performing Arts and Digital Film Production. Many students have gone on to exciting and successful careers, including professional football, professional show jumping and eventing, zoology and veterinary nursing, and international acting. One BMC alumnus has even worked on BAFTA and Oscar winning films as a Visual Effects Artist.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

FdSc Animal Management (Science and Welfare)

  • Year 1 – 72 UCAS points (new tariff) from a vocationally relevant Level 3 or 3 A Levels (preferably 1 in a science subject)
  • Year 2 – 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject (a bridging assignment may be required).

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Science and Welfare) – Top-up

  • 120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (Merit profile) (a bridging assignment may be required).

FdSc Equine Performance Science

  • Year 1 – 72 UCAS points (new tariff) from a vocationally relevant Level 3 or 3 A Levels (Preferably 1 in a science subject)
  • Year 2 – 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject (a bridging assignment may be required).

BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science – Top-up

  • 120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (Merit profile) (a bridging assignment may be required).

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

  • Year 1 – 88 UCAS points (new tariff) from a vocationally relevant Level 3 or 3 A Levels (preferably 1 in a media subject)
  • Year 2 – 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject (a bridging assignment may be required).

BA (Hons) Digital Film Production – Top-up

  • 120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (Merit profile) (a bridging assignment may be required).

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

  • Year 1 – 88 UCAS points (new tariff) from a vocationally relevant Level 3 or 3 A Levels (Preferably 1 in a drama subject)
  • Year 2 – 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject (a bridging assignment may be required).

BA (Hons) Performing Arts – Top-up

  • 120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (Merit profile) (a bridging assignment may be required).

FdSc Sports Science

  • Year 1 – 64 UCAS points (new tariff) from a vocationally relevant Level 3 or 3 A Levels (preferably 1 in a science subject)
  • Year 2 – 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject (a bridging assignment may be required).

BSc (Hons) Sports Science – Top-up

  • 120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (Merit profile) (a bridging assignment may be required).
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03 Oct 17

Equine Performance Science (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

Very memorable, happy and fulfilling! I’ve met some amazing people and best friends while studying at Brooksby for 5 years, I stayed for so long because I didn’t want to leave and wanted to carry on studying there. I would 100%...
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Ellie Taylor
20 Jun 17

Excellent, they have helped me gain some amazing grades which I wouldn't have been able to do without the help and support. It is a lovely place to be as the group size is small so helps you to gain good...

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