This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career in the captive management of domestic and/or exotic animal species. You will be provided with a combination of academic study and practical opportunities to develop a range of knowledge, academic and professional skills, concerning the behaviour and welfare of captive animals. As a student on the course, you will have regular access to the zoo-licensed animal centre facilities at Reaseheath College, which boasts a range of archetypal zoo species, in addition to domestic and livestock species. Additionally, you can expect an interactive and personable learning experience that draws upon the expertise of our team of experienced staff, with whom you will be able to engage in study both on-site across the campus, but also via overseas study opportunities. The course features:
- Member of British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
- Purpose-built animal management training centre with £3 million upgrade
- Student will have the opportunity to engage in overseas field courses to a range of localities including southern Africa, South America and Europe
- Centre houses over 1,000 animals and 125 species inc:
- Mammals: serval cats, tapirs, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarin monkeys, otters, capybara, meerkats, mara and wallabies, among others
- Birds: birds of prey, chickens, ducks, finches, cockatiels, cockatoos, and budgerigars
- Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises and chameleons
- Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish Invertebrates: tarantulas, scorpions and insects Amphibians: frogs, toads and newts.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.
Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study for more information please see our Course Information on our website.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis and substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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