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Course summary

This programme covers the skills required to work both in the public aquarium sector or within zoos with a large number of aquatic systems. The programme also aims to discuss the concerns of conservation of the ocean and would be a great foundation for a career in ocean conservation. With a focus on the crossover between in situ and ex situ ocean conservation, as well as the ethics surrounding the keeping of aquatic livestock. Through the delivery of the programme it is hoped that knowledge of captive breeding and appropriate husbandry standards are carried forward in to the industry. The breeding and keeping of aquatic life is a rapidly developing industry, especially as global mind set is shifting towards conservation, with a focus on the ocean and threats facing it.


Year 1 (Level 4) Core Modules include: • Academic Writing and Research • Diversity of life • Aquatic Health and Husbandry • Applied Aquatic Ecology • Anthroecology Optional Modules, choose 1: • River and Ocean Systems • Exotic Animal Behaviour Year 2 (Level 5) Core Modules include: • Independent Research Project • Collections Management, • Advanced Aquatic Systems • Introduction to Conservation Genetics • Ocean Sustainability and Future for Industry Optional Modules, choose 1: • Management of Habitat and Protected Areas • Principles of Animal Training • Conservation Education

Assessment method

Assessments may include; Course work, TCA's, online assessment, presentations, Viva-voce and practical assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applications are accepted for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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