SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Gloucestershire

Zoological Management and Conservation Level 6 Top-up

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Course summary

"This fun and comprehensive degree has provided a wealth of options for travel and work experience in animal care and conservation, with excellent networking opportunities. I highly recommend this programme for anyone looking to become an animal care or conservation professional as it is full of once-in-a lifetime experiences!" Samantha, BSc (Hons) Zoological Management & Conservation (Level 6) graduate. The BSc Zoological Management and Conservation (Level 6) is the progression step from the 2- year FdSc Zoological Management programme at SGS College, to achieve a full degree. You can also apply for this programme with another relevant Foundation Degree/ HND qualification. You will be able to further develop your knowledge and experience of zoological conservation and management and its communication to others, learning about the role of zoos in conservation, Species Specialist Groups and campaign management. Taxa specific modules will provide you with extensive knowledge of managing species for conservation. Your programme is currently based in the Conservation Education Centre at Bristol Zoo. SGS work in collaboration with Bristol Zoological Society's Conservation Science and Education Departments. You will learn from staff working actively within the field, involved in conservation activities in 15 countries around the world where they work with local communities, organisations and international academics. These experiences support and enhance the day to day delivery of the programme module content. It also offers you potential opportunities for research and other collaboration. You will focus on: communication and interpretation design (you will create, develop and implement a campaign event), and the role of zoos in species management for conservation (you will learn interactively about species-specific knowledge in managing breeding, social grouping and release programmes for conservation). You will learn through a variety of lectures, workshops, tutorials, field site visits and study trips. You will also experience talks by visiting lecturers, Bristol Zoo staff and have the opportunity to join one of the end-of-year residential study trips. Your assessments will cover the key skills learned, through a written exam, academic essays and reports, presentations (in groups and individually), literature reviews, a research project and participating in face to face Q&As. It is an exciting time to study with us as you will experience first-hand the transition of Bristol Zoo Gardens to the new Bristol Zoo (currently Wild Place Project), and have a great opportunity to learn how a new zoo can develop. Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected]

Course details


Level 6 Modules ZM6002 The Role of Animal Collections in Conservation ZM6003 Management of Mammals for Conservation ZM6001 Communication in Zoological Collections ZM6004 Management of Birds for Conservation ZM6005 Management of Ectotherms for Conservation ZM6006 Research Project

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Bristol Zoo Gardens
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) You will need to apply for a student visa. Please click this link for more details:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
EU £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students will be expected to pay material costs and the Course Leader can advise of costs Students will be required to contribute to travel and entry costs where appropriate on national and regional trips. An optional international trip may be available at an extra cost to students, the Course Leader can advise of estimated costs
Zoological Management and Conservation Level 6 Top-up at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS