University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

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This is a broad-based course for anyone interested in developing multidisciplinary skills within the animal management or conservation areas. It is also for people already working in the industry who wish to enhance their career prospects. The course concentrates on aspects of animal management and wildlife conservation associated with the habitats, behavior, welfare and conservation issues connected to a wide range of animals in captive and natural environments. The course is delivered by experienced teaching staff with a wide range of industry experience, in addition, there are a range of facilities available to support studies such as an extensive animal collection, college farm, equestrian centre and local environmental habitats such as Steart, one of the UK's largest wetland habitats. Importantly you will be able to develop a wide range of practical skills such as behavioral monitoring, environmental / species surveying and captive enclosure management in order that you may be able to contribute to a range of management and conservation situations.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Animal Management, Wildlife Conservation


Modules can include:
Employability and Communication; Ecological Principles and Habitat Management; Animal Health Forensics; Management and Conservation of Mammals; Field and Behavioural Monitoring of Animals; Practical Conservation Skills (Option)
Management and Conservation of Exotics (Option)
can include:

Assessment method

combination of coursework, reports and essays, written examinations, oral presentations, project

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D303
Institution code B70
Campus name Cannington Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 5 GCSE’s including English Language and Mathematics to a minimum of Grade C (or 4 to 9)

Minimum 80 UCAS points at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 or equivalent)
Minimum 80 UCAS points in a vocational diploma qualification
BTEC (QCF) MMP (Extended), DM (90 Credit Diploma)
C&G Advanced Technical: M (1080), D (720), D* (540)
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

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01278 441234