University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This is an ideal course for graduates of an animal or conservation based foundation degree or HND wishing to further their study to gain a full honours degree. this course concentrates on aspects of animal psychology, wildlife conservation and habitat monitoring. In addition, you will also undertake research in an area of your interest. This qualification provides graduates with the potential for employment in a range of animal management and conservation professions and aims to develop management skills and knowledge, alongside research techniques and evaluative thinking.
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 academic studies such as an extensive animal collection, and local environmental habitats such as Steart Marshes (WWT), which is one of the UK's largest wetland habitats. Importantly you will be able to develop a wide range of practical skills such as environmental surveying and behavioural modification in order that you may be able to contribute to a range of management and conservation situations.
Modules could include:
Dissertation; Psychology of Animals (Captive, Companion and Wild); Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Surveying; British Wildlife and Rehabilitation of Animals; Behavioural Management; Domestic and Zoological Animals (option); Sustainability and Habitat Project Management (option)
The modules are either assessed via 100% coursework or a combination of coursework and formal examination. Coursework could comprise of: written / practical reports; in-class tests; case studies; essays; viva's; oral presentations; posters; dissertation - which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the course
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.
|Campus name||Taunton Campus|
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
International Students would be required to have an equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject area and hold Academic IELTS overall Level 6.5
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|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|
Applicants much have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline and 5 GCSEs including English Language, Mathematics and a Science Grade 4-9 (A* - C)