University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Benefit from a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre
Develop strong scientific knowledge in key biological sciences, animal behaviour and welfare, animal industry and species monitoring
Gain robust data analysis and research skills needed for employment through project work and assessments
Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted at Level 6.
- Research opportunities throughout the programme, University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
What will I learn?
The programme is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects of animal welfare and behaviour, animal collections management and wildlife management. Employability is a focus of the final year, with the opportunity to research, investigate, explore and then gain experience in a specific career area of your choice. Data collecting for dissertations is a key feature and students benefit from the College’s strong links with a variety of management organisations. Previous students have undertaken dissertation data collection in conjunction with Colchester Zoo, London Zoo, Beale Park, Dodson and Horrell. Some students even data collected abroad in North Carolina.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt graduates now work in zoological collections, animal charities and conservation both in the UK and overseas.
• Data Analysis
• Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
• Applied Animal Health
• Species Manipulation and Monitoring
• Professional Industrial Development
• World Animal Industry and Trade
Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted at level six. There are research opportunities throughout the programme, and University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
Diploma of Higher Education, FdSc or HND in Animal Management or related subjects.
Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band|
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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,800||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students. 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/.