University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation (Top-Up)

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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This is an ideal course for graduates of an animal or conservation based foundation degree or HND wishing to further their study to gain a full honours degree. this course concentrates on aspects of animal psychology, wildlife conservation and habitat monitoring. In addition, you will also undertake research in an area of your interest. This qualification provides graduates with the potential for employment in a range of animal management and conservation professions and aims to develop management skills and knowledge, alongside research techniques and evaluative thinking. The course is delivered by experienced teaching staff with a wide range of industry experience. 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. Importantly you will be able to develop a wide range of practical skills such as environmental surveying and behavioural modification in order that you may be able to contribute to a range of management and conservation situations.

Course details


Modules could include: Dissertation; Psychology of Animals (Captive, Companion and Wild); Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Surveying; British Wildlife and Rehabilitation of Animals; Behavioural Management; Domestic and Zoological Animals (option); Sustainability and Habitat Project Management (option)

Assessment method

The modules are either assessed via 100% coursework or a combination of coursework and formal examination. Coursework could comprise of: written / practical reports; in-class tests; case studies; essays; viva's; oral presentations; posters; dissertation - which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the course

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD304
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International Students would be required to have an equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject area and hold Academic IELTS overall Level 6.5

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Applicants much have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline and 5 GCSEs including English Language, Mathematics and a Science Grade 4-9 (A* - C)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation (Top-Up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS