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Course summary

This course has been developed specifically to maximise the attractiveness of its candidates to employers within the sector. The course allows you to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge about animal behaviour and its implications in animal husbandry, conservation and wildlife management. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on how to use rigorous scientific method to investigate all aspects of animal science and to apply an evidence based approach to making observations and evaluating their meaning. You will investigate animal welfare, animal nutrition and animal breeding and how all of these have direct and indirect effects on animal behaviour. You will investigate and explore all aspects of animal anatomy and physiology and how animals have adapted to meet the pressures of survival. You will examine the behaviour of animals, both in captivity and the wild, and the wider implications and importance of understanding and unravelling their ethology. As well as the importance of strong subject knowledge, we recognise that practical skills and industry experience are highly prized by potential employers and therefore this course also offers an opportunity to develop your transferable skills and develop industry links during our animal management and industrial experience modules. Much of this practical study is obtained on our campus zoo which houses over 400 animal species. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to undertake practical work in the Rodbaston Animal Zone, which is an established animal collection and small zoo. In addition you will undertake work experience within industry all of which will provide you with a range of essential skills vital in gaining employment after graduation.


Level 4: Animal Husbandry, Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Diversity and Evolution, Animals Inside and Out, Academic and Industry Skills Development, Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Interactions. Level 5: Zoo Management, Zoo Animal Welfare and Conservation, Scientific Methods and Independent Project, Professional Skills Development, Enclosure Design and Environmental Interpretation.

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South Staffordshire College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1

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Zoo Animal Management with Conservation at Staffordshire University - UCAS