University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Harper Adams University

Management of Animal Collections with Conservation

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Askham Bryan has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This programme covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied to a range of animal management industries, particularly in the areas of substantial and varied animal collections. A focus on the key aspect of species conservation, within a captive setting, promoting natural environments and behaviours to support conservation efforts. This programme requires students to undertake 300 hours of work placement, 150 of which will be undertaken in the colleges licenced and BIAZA accredited wildlife and conservation park in the first year.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) Core Modules include - Academic and Professional Skills, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Business, Interpretive Enclosure Design and Practical Animal Health and Husbandry. Elective modules, students would elect one of the following, Ecological Conservation Skills or Animal Behaviour. Year 2 (Level 5) Core Modules include – Skills for Research, Collections Management, Collections Husbandry and Introduction to Conservation Genetics. Elective modules, students would elect two of the following, Incubation and Rearing, Principles of Training or Conservation Education.

Assessment method

Assessments may include: Coursework, examinations, presentations, Viva - Voce, continual assessments, practical assessments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD328
Institution code A70
Campus nameAskham Bryan York Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Applicants should have achieved 48 UCAS points plus 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. An initial assessment process may be used to inform the College of your current status. Some students may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Management of Animal Collections with Conservation at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS