University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Zoo Biology (Top-up)

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Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Benefit from the largest collection of animals in a UK college in our BIAZA-member centre
  • Develop expertise, data analysis and research skills and use them in your dissertation project
  • Be taught by leading industry experts
What will I learn? Building on a strong science foundation, the course will take your knowledge of zoo management to the next level within an industry-standard environment. You will develop research techniques in aspects of zoo animal welfare, behaviour and population management, as well as considering the wider roles of the modern zoo such as visitor learning. The course promotes the idea of evidence based husbandry as a fundamental feature of contemporary zoo biology and combines practical research skills, husbandry techniques and vital management skills. There is also a strong data analysis theme to prepare you for and support you in your dissertation research. Where can I go from here? You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt Animal Management graduates now work in a variety of roles in the zoo and conservation sectors, while others have continued in education to postgraduate level.

Course details

Modules

• Dissertation • Data Analysis • Professional Industrial Development • Applied Zoo Animal Behaviour • Conservation Biology • Wild Animal Veterinary Science • Conservation Education and Sustainability

Assessment method

Assessment is primarily coursework based, comprising practical portfolios, case studies, seminars, reports and essays. This is supplemented in many units by an exam.

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 codes

Course code:
C300
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Diploma of Higher Education, FdSc or HND in Aquaculture, Fishery Management or related subjects. Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic61
Cambridge English AdvancedBScore 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

Zoo Biology (Top-up) at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS