Management of Animal Collections with Conservation (Including Foundation Year) at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS

University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Askham Bryan College

Management of Animal Collections with Conservation (Including Foundation Year)

Course summary

The Extended FdSc Management of Animal Collections and Conservation programme includes an introductory year with academic study modules plus a work experience element to help you develop strong vocational and general academic study skills alongside upskilling your current knowledge around animal collections and conservation. What you will learn This introductory year will get you ready for level 4 study with in the animal sector and is ideal for career changers, applicants who are just getting started in the animal sector or if applicants do not meet the entry requirements for the FdSc programme. This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in conservation and animal collection management. The course will provide learners with underpinning knowledge of animal husbandry, welfare, behaviour, training and conservation. There will be an emphasis on the development of communication, academic writing and teamworking skills, and some practical skills such monitoring and evaluating behaviour, enclosure design and assessing animal welfare. Work placement forms an essential part of the course allowing on the job training and development of further skills to make students more employable. Making use of the on campus facilities, University Centre Askham Bryan has access to its own licensed and BIAZA accredited wildlife park and well equipped science centre with specialist laboratories. With these resources on site, students have access to a range of fully working and industry specific resources that you can have the ability to get involved with during your study.


Year 1 Core Modules include: • Introduction to Animal Health • Fundamentals of Biological Sciences • Principles of Laboratory Work • Introduction to Research • Academic and Professional Skills • Interpretive Enclosure Design* Level 4 module Year 2 (Level 4) Core Modules include: • Academic Writing and Research • Animal Anatomy and Physiology, • Practical Animal Health and Husbandry • Human - Zoo Animal Interactions • Interpretive Enclosure Design Optional Modules, choose 1 • Zoo Ethics • Exotic Animal Behaviour Year 3 (Level 5) Core Modules include: • Independent Research Project • Collections Management • Collections Husbandry • Introduction to Conservation Genetics Optional Modules, choose 2: • Incubation and Rearing • Management of Habitats and Protected Areas • Conservation Education • Principles of Animal Training

Assessment method

Assessments may include: Course work, TCA's, online assessment, presentations, Viva-voce and practical assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs. In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 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

Please note that the fee status of each applicant will be assessed prior to any offer being made (Home Fee or Overseas/International Fee). Where required further information may be requested to ensure the correct fee status is allocated. For further information about on studying in the UK and fee status, please visit UKCISA.
Management of Animal Collections with Conservation (Including Foundation Year) at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS