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Develop a fascinating insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of captive wild animal species and apply theories learnt to maintain and improve animal welfare. The primary focus of this course is on species housed within zoos and aquaria however careers are not limited to this. There is also scope for you to explore the theory and practice related to wildlife conservation and the focus of this in zoos.
Year 1: (30 credits each)
→ Animal Breeding Programmes and Husbandry
→ Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition
→ Zoo Management Skills
→ Professional Development in the Work Environment
Year 2: (30 credits each)
→ Management of Zoological Collections
→ Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
→ Research Methods
→ Professional Development in the Work Environment 2
You could work as a zoo keeper, animal trainer, education officer or presenter in zoological settings in the UK and abroad.
Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal breeding programmes and husbandry (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), zoo management skills (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); management of zoological collections (30 credits); global biodiversity and conservation issues (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||normally in science based subjects|
|A level||64 points normally in science based subjects|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||64 points normally in science based subjects|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass normally in science based subjects|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade 4 at English and maths GCSE and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology|
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£8,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£8,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£8,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£8,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.