Zoological Management and Conservation (Top-up) at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS

Course summary

The closure of Bristol Zoo Gardens has been widely reported on in the media, and it is now closed to the public. However, it is still very much operational behind the scenes and will continue to be so until the move to the Wild Place site at Cribbs Causeway is complete. During this time the BSc Zoological Management and Conservation continues to operate as usual with the Zoo Gardens as the main teaching campus. 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] Graduate Opportunities: • Animal Keeper • Nutritionist • Behaviourist • Animal Trainer • Education officer • Rare breed farms • Veterinary nursing – with the addition of further training to become qualified. • Wildlife rehabilitation • Aquarist • Conservationist – working with native species or abroad • Field Research • Laboratory Research • Visitor Experience


Level 6 Modules The Role of Animal Collections in Conservation Management of Mammals for Conservation Communication in Zoological Collections Management of Birds for Conservation Management of Ectotherms for Conservation Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments, examinations and presentations

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

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements: https://www.gov.uk/student-visa

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to have achieved a Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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 (Top-up) at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS