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Course summary

The programme is a blend of Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation it aims to give students the key academic and practical skills required for running successful captive breeding programmes. The programme will ensure that students have the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to care for animals in captivity and maintaining natural behaviour. The aim of this programme is to produce students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines and factors that are required to work within the field of animal behaviour as well as conservation. The programme will use a range of animals enabling students to apply the knowledge across species. The conservation and ecology elements will use the college site which is made up of 750 acres and woodland to develop surveying skills and wider employer partners to undertake projects such as The Hedgerow Project.


Year 1: > APS and GIS > Animal Behaviour > Introduction of Physiology and Genetics > Industry Skills > Principles of Ecology Conservation > Introduction to Captive Management Year 2: > Wildlife Rehabilitation and reintroductions > Behaviour of Key Species > Field Studies with Data Analysis > Independent Project > Business Project Management >Welfare Ethics and Legislation Year 3: > Educational Outreach > International Conservation Biology > Welfare Assessments > Captive Breeding Management > Final Project

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, training practical, practical reports and demonstrations. There are no formal examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS