Animal Management, Ecology and Conservation at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS

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Course summary

This broad-based programme investigates management, ecology and conservation of animal species and their habitats using theoretical knowledge, background research and industry-recognised skills. Modules explore the interconnectedness between animal behaviour, habitats and human impact at local, national and international levels, developing a rounded awareness of industry perspectives and ecological impacts. Experienced staff support your studies with the use of the extensive animal management collection and conservation area at the Cannington campus alongside visits to external environments such as Steart Marshes (WWT). Links with industry are maintained through work-based learning placements and projects. Importantly, you will be able to develop a wide range of practical skills such as behavioural monitoring, environmental/species surveying and captive enclosure management in order that you may be able to contribute to a range of management and conservation situations. Teaching and Assessment The modules are either assessed via 100% coursework or a combination of coursework and Time Constrained Essays. Coursework could include written/practical reports, case studies, essays, oral presentations, posters or a project (Level 5) and dissertation (Level 6) both of which allow independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the programme. Career Progression This degree could help learners gain employment within an animal establishment, zoological collection, wildlife organisation, conservation body or ecological consultancy. In addition, upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons), progression to a Masters Degree or PhD could be an option. Graduates could progress to an MSc in Animal Behaviour, or Primate/Wildlife/Zoo Conservation or Ecology.

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Animal Management, Wildlife Conservation


May include:

  • Management of Captive Animals
  • Animal Health
  • Enclosure and Enrichment Design
  • Evolution and Behavioural Ecology
  • Field and Behavioural Monitoring Techniques
  • Ecological Monitoring and Habitat Management
- Animal Psychology.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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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

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Animal Management, Ecology and Conservation at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS