Why choose this degree?
- Benefit from working with expert lecturers and a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre.
- 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.
- Extensive industry contacts and development of employability skills.
- Use tools such as record-keeping software that are used by zoos and aquaria globally.
• LEVEL FOUR • Anatomy and Physiology • Principles of Biology • Industrial Experience • Exotic Animal Management • Zoo History and Culture • Academic Skills • LEVEL FIVE • Animal Health • Applied Industrial Research • Population Biology • Industrial Development • Zoo Industry Ethics and Legislation • Zoo Animal Nutrition • Exotic Animal Behaviour, Welfare and • Husbandry (optional) • Aquarium Design and Husbandry (optional)
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
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of a NQF level 4 (Cert HE or HNC) or NQF level 5 (Dip HE, HND or FdSc) in a relevant subject. Please email [email protected].
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/.
Minimum requirement is 64 UCAS tariff points. Students who successfully complete the FdSc may apply to 'top-up' to the BSc. We welcome applications from people with non-standard or international qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
GCSE Maths and English @ Grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalents)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI|
|PTE Academic||60||Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi|
We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk
Please email [email protected] for details
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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
If your household income is under £32,960 you could receive a bursary of up to £750 per annum. This can be used to help towards travel costs, books and equipment or anything else that will help you during your course. Depending on the financial information disclosed in your Student Loan application, UCS may make an automatic bursary award based on specific criteria as set out in our Access and Participation Plan. If this is not the case you may still be able to apply for financial support to the UCS HE Hardship fund by completing a Bursary Application Form (available from end of |Term 1). For more information please [email protected].