University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Zoo Management (Top-Up)

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Course summary

This one year BSc (Hons) Zoo Management top-up is an opportunity for zoo biologists and animal scientists to further specialise and hone their skills gained from level 5 study (or equivalent). The course includes specialist applied modules focused on species housed within zoological collections. A core component of the course is the completion of an undergraduate dissertation, enabling you to research an area of zoological study that interests you and to develop a wide range of transferable skills. The course features: British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Zoo Purpose-built animal management training centre with £3 million upgrade, housing over 1,000 animals and 125 species including:

  • Mammals: serval, civet, tapir, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarins, otters, capybara, meerkats, and wallabies, among others
  • Birds: owls, hawks, ducks, finches, parrots, and budgerigars and more.
  • Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises, and turtles and more.
  • Amphibians: dart frogs, tree frogs and newts.
  • Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish.
  • Invertebrates: tarantulas, beetles, and millipedes and more.

Course details


• Dissertation† • Zoo Animal Enclosure Design • Behavioural Enrichment & Training • Conservation Education* • Anthrozoology* • Environmental Sustainability & Natural Resource Management • Biology & Conservation of Mammals* • Biology & Conservation of Birds* • Biology & Conservation of Herpetofauna*

  • Denotes optional modules.
† Dissertation is a double-weighted module, worth 40 credits. Therefore, only five modules are selected for study on this programme.

Assessment method

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. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 80% coursework 20% written exams

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11800 Year 1

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Zoo Management (Top-Up) at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS