Do you want to explore a career with captive domestic or exotic animals that aspires to the highest standards of welfare and behavioural diversity? As a student on the course, you will have regular access to the zoo-licensed animal centre facilities at University Centre Reaseheath, which boasts a range of exotic zoo species, in addition to domestic species. Additionally, you can expect an interactive and personable learning experience that draws upon the expertise of our team of industry experienced staff. As part of this course, you will develop a range of academic and professional skills, related to the behaviour and welfare of captive animals. Through practical husbandry sessions, ethical debates and behavioural observations, you will gain a greater appreciation for the goals and challenges of managing animals in a captive situation. This knowledge can be applied to a range of careers, with transferable skills working with animals in large- or small-scale collections. Course Features:
- Ethical debates on animal welfare, including guest speakers from a range of backgrounds
- Opportunities to specialise in domestic or exotic species
- Campus zoo, home to over 1,000 animals and 125 species including ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, raccoon dogs, otters, tapir, capybaras, owls, hawks, bearded dragons, kingsnakes, dart frogs, marine fish and much more
- Overseas field courses to a range of localities including Southern Africa, South America and Europe.
- Animal welfare officers
- Animal behaviourists
- Animal therapy and rehabilitation
- Rescue centre animal care
- Scientific research
- Zoo-based husbandry and research
Dissertation† Animal Cognition Animal Rehabilitation Therapies Animal Parasitology* Conservation Education* Behavioural Enrichment & Training* Anthrozoology*
- Denotes optional modules.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: 60% coursework 40% written exams
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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