Foundation Degree Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Cannington
  • Course Description

    This is a broad-based programme for anyone interested in developing multidisciplinary skills within the animal management and wildlife conservation areas. It is also for people already working in the industry who wish to enhance their career prospects. Experienced staff support your studies with the use of the extensive animal management collection at the Cannington campus alongside visits to external environments such Steart Marshes (WWT).


    In addition, links with industry are maintained through work-based learning placements and projects. Importantly you will be able to develop a wide range of practical skills such as behavioural 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.


    The modules studied may include:


    • Management and Conservation of Mammals
    • Ecological Principles & Habitat Management
    • Visitor Management & Eco Tourism
    • Applied Animal Welfare and Ethics

    Find an example of the course handbook here.

    For more information about regulations and policies relevant to studying with the Open University please visit our Wider Information Set page.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    The modules are either assessed via 100% coursework or a combination of coursework and formal examination. Coursework could include written/practical reports; in-class tests; case studies; essays; oral presentations; posters or a project which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the programme.

  • Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion of this course learners have the opportunity to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation Top-up which can be studied at University Centre Somerset by The Open University or undertake further study at a university of choice.

  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess:
    • Minimum 64 UCAS points at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 or equivalent)
    PLUS
    • 5 GCSE’s including English Language, Mathematics and Science at 9 to 4 grades or minimum of Grade C
    OR
    • A minimum 64 UCAS points in a vocational diploma qualification, e.g. BTEC (QCF) MMP (Extended), DM (90 Credit Diploma), C&G Advanced Technical: M (1080), D (720), D* (540)
    OR
    • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area
  • Costs

    £7800