University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This is a broad-based programme for anyone interested in developing multidisciplinary skills within the animal management and wildlife conservation areas. It is also for people already working in the industry who wish to enhance their career prospects. The programme is delivered by experienced teaching staff with a wide range of industry experience at University Centre Somerset’s Cannington campus. It aims to develop management skills and knowledge, alongside research methods, practical techniques and evaluative thinking. In addition, there are a range of facilities available to support academic studies such as an extensive animal collection, and local environmental habitats such as Steart Marshes (WWT), which is one of the UK’s largest wetland habitats. As part of your course, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 150 hours’ work experience in the first year in an industry-related business. In addition, a variety of optional visits to external organisations aid the development of existing skill sets. The course could help learners gain employment within an animal establishment, zoological collection, wildlife organisation or conservation body. In addition, upon completion of the BSc (Hons), a Masters Degree or PhD could be an option. Graduates could progress to an MSc in Animal Behaviour or Primate/Wildlife/Zoo Conservation or Countryside Management.
The modules studied may include: • Management and Conservation of Mammals • Ecological Principles and Habitat Management • Enclosure and Enrichment Design • Evolution and Behavioural Ecology • Applied Animal Welfare and Ethics
The modules are either assessed via 100% coursework or a combination of coursework and formal examination. Coursework could include written/practical reports, case studies, essays, oral presentations, posters or a project which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the programme.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Five GCSEs including English language, mathematics and science at 4 - 9 (or recognised equivalent)
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Tuesday 10 August - 0800 - 1900 Wednesday 11 August - 0800 - 1900 Thursday 12 August - 0800 - 1800 Friday 13 August onwards normal working hours
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