Develop a fascinating insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of captive wild animal species and apply theories learnt to maintain and improve animal welfare. The primary focus of this course is on species housed within zoos and aquaria however careers are not limited to this. There is also scope for you to explore the theory and practice related to wildlife conservation and the focus of this in zoos. PROGRAMME MODULES Year 1: (30 credits each) → Animal Breeding Programmes and Husbandry → Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition → Zoo Management Skills → Professional Development in the Work Environment Year 2: (30 credits each) → Management of Zoological Collections → Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues → Research Methods → Professional Development in the Work Environment 2 CAREERS You could work as a zoo keeper, animal trainer, education officer or presenter in zoological settings in the UK and abroad.
Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal breeding programmes and husbandry (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), zoo management skills (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); management of zoological collections (30 credits); global biodiversity and conservation issues (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.