Do you dream of an exciting and rewarding career in the zoo industry? Gain the industry relevant experience and professional skills you need at UCR. This one-year course is an opportunity for zoo biologists and animal scientists to further specialise and hone their skills gained from Level 5 study (or equivalent), which includes specialist applied modules focused on species housed within zoological collections. Our teaching staff have many years of experience working in the diversity of roles which zoos can offer, and they bring this passion and knowledge to the classroom. 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. Our on-campus zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and 125 species including ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, raccoon dogs, otters, tapir, capybaras, owls, hawks, bearded dragons, kingsnakes, dart frogs and marine fish to name a few.
• 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.
A wide variety of assessment methods are used in this programme. These are designed to develop a range of industry relevant skills and knowledge. The dissertation is assessed through a written proposal and scientific article which represents the research carried out by the student. Other assessments include a species management plan for the Biology and Conservation modules, an enclosure design portfolio, a microteach for Conservation Education, reports and case studies, seminars and an assessed workshop for Behavioural Enrichment. 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: 80% coursework 20% written exams
How to apply
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
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