University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
- Bene fit from working with expert lecturers and a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre
- Extensive industry contacts and development of employability skills
- A focus on zoo culture, promotion of natural environments and behaviours to support conservation and meet the growing awareness of the needs of exotic species collections, taught by industry experts
Year 1 (Level 4) will provide the foundation in animal science and academic skills required for subsequent years, contextualised to the Zoo Industry. Specialist units in Exotic Animal Management and Zoo History and Culture will underpin the role of zoos in modern society: • Academic Skills • Anatomy and Physiology • Industry Skills • Principles of Biology • Work Practice 1 • Exotic Animal Management • Zoo History and Culture Year 2 (Level 5) will apply the knowledge gained in year one to develop the skills and knowledge required for employment in the zoo industry. Research, data collection and industry engagement will be fundamental. Core units include: • Animal Health • Applied Industrial Research • Population Biology • Work Practice 2 • Zoo Industry Ethics and Legislation • Zoo Animal Nutrition • Exotic Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Husbandry
Much of the assessment is coursework based, i.e. essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language and visa requirements, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.
Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||Score 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.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. 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/.
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Clearing Contact Details
There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester
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