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 programme 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. It aims to develop management skills and applied subject knowledge, alongside research techniques and evaluative thinking. The course could help you gain employment within an animal establishment, zoological collection, wildlife organisation or conservation body. In addition, upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Top-up, a Masters Degree or PhD could be an option. Graduates could progress to a MSc in Animal Behaviour or Primate/Wildlife/Zoo Conservation or Countryside Management.

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

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.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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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

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 (or recognised equivalent)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

PPE is required for practicals on the animal unit: steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons plus blue overalls are needed. They can be obtained from agricultural stores • Waterproof clothing, sensible walking boots and high visibility jackets may be required for working in external environments • Text books will be recommended to support learning at the start of each module • Optional trips and visits offered will incur additional costs.
Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation (Top-Up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS