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Course summary

Top up your foundation degree to a BSc (Hons) degree qualification and set up your future in animal welfare and management with our BSc (Hons) in Zoo Animal Management and Conservation (Top-up), delivered in partnership with South Staffordshire College. Does your passion lie in animal management, welfare and conservation? If it does and you want to further your existing foundation qualification then the Zoo Animal Management with Conservation Degree is for you. This course, delivered at South Staffordshire college, utilises the campus zoo and has been developed to improve you expertise, and launch you into a senior position within a zoo management environment or a more advanced postgraduate education. In this 1-year top-up course,you will investigate animal welfare, animal nutrition and animal breeding and how all of these have direct and indirect effects on animal behaviour. What's more, you'll explore all aspects of animal anatomy and physiology and how animals have adapted to meet the pressures of survival, while examining 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. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Zoo Animal Management with Conservation In our top-up course you will gain the expertise you need to gain a degree-level qualification in zoo animal management and conservation. This intense 1-year course is the equivalent to the final year of the standard degree, and contains modules that will enhance your foundational knowledge. In our course you will study 5 core modules to develop your expertise. Advancing Animal Husbandry will allow you to explore advanced methods of care and breeding, while you’ll further your skills in animal behaviour in Animal training and Enrichment. You’ll also look at the broader aspects of animal management in our module on Global Wildlife Conservation and Zoo Education and Research, and your studies will culminate in a negotiated project in our Life Sciences Research Project module.


Year 1 compulsory modules Advancing Animal Husbandry 20 credits Animal Training And Enrichment 20 credits Global Wildlife Conservation 20 credits Life Science Research Project 40 credits Zoo Education And Research 20 credits

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

FdSc in an animal science based subject

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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
Republic of Ireland £5950 Year 1

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Zoo Animal Management and Conservation (Top-up) at Staffordshire University - UCAS