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

If you are taking the first steps towards a career in the management of zoological collections and species conservation, then our Extended FdSc Animal Collections Management and Conservation programme could be for you. Designed to ignite your passion for wildlife conservation and management, this course offers an immersive blend of academic study and practical experience. In the introductory year, you'll lay the foundation for Level 4 study, acquiring essential vocational and academic skills whilst enriching your core understanding of animal sciences. Whether you're a career changer, new to the animal sector, or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge, this programme provides the perfect launchpad for your aspirations. The programme can then help you to discover the intricacies of animal husbandry, welfare, behaviour, training, and conservation genetics, underpinned by expert guidance and hands-on learning opportunities. From honing communication and academic writing skills to mastering practical tasks like behaviour monitoring, conservation education, enclosure design, and welfare assessment, you'll emerge with a well-rounded skill set ready for the challenges of the zoo industry. The work placement component also offers invaluable training, allowing you to further develop your skills and enhance your employability. With access to our licensed and BIAZA accredited wildlife park, boasting industry leading enclosures for 100’s of species across all taxonomic groups. Plus, you will get to use our Science laboratories and Digital Academy, giving you access to the tools and resources to help you thrive in your studies. This course can help you to unlock your graduate potential to make a difference in animal conservation sciences and management. This course is 3-years full time (part-time study may also be available – contact [email protected] for more information about part-time study). This programme is awarded by Askham Bryan College.


Year 1 Core Modules include: • Introduction to Animal Health • Fundamentals of Biological Sciences • Principles of Laboratory Work • Introduction to Research • Academic and Professional Skills 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

University Centre Askham Bryan fosters diverse talents and skills through a range of engaging assessment methods tailored to hone industry standard subject skills, as well as transferable skills and graduate attributes. From traditional coursework to time-constrained assessments that sharpen quick thinking, with each assessment opportunity you can showcase your abilities. Engage in online assessments blending technology with information for adaptable problem-solving. Whilst presentations amplify your voice, and scholarly viva-voce discussions deepen understanding. Practical assessments bridge theory with real-world application, helping to shape your subject expertise. With our varied approach, learning isn't just about meeting standards—it's about discovering your potential within an educational landscape.

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.

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You may be required to attend an interview in person or online

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