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Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons) Top-up

Course Overview

This programme investigates principles of behavioural analysis, environmental monitoring and conservation strategies in relation to captive, companion and wild animal management. Theoretical evaluation and industry recognised techniques are explored through a variety of modules linking to global research and practices. The dissertation module allows the opportunity to develop personal interests and research abilities associated to an area of animal management or conservation with the support of experienced staff.

This is an ideal programme for graduates of an animal or conservation based foundation degree or HND wishing to further their study to gain a full honours degree.

The qualification provides graduates with higher-level academic competencies and transferable skills to potentially progress to post-graduate qualifications or industry employment.

Modules could include:

  • 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)
  • Dissertation

Apply for Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons) Top-up via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This programme investigates principles of behavioural analysis, environmental monitoring and conservation strategies in relation to captive, companion and wild animal management. Theoretical evaluation and industry recognised techniques are explored through a variety of modules linking to global research and practices. The dissertation module allows the opportunity to develop personal interests and research abilities associated to an area of animal management or conservation with the support of experienced staff.

This is an ideal programme for graduates of an animal or conservation based foundation degree or HND wishing to further their study to gain a full honours degree.

The qualification provides graduates with higher-level academic competencies and transferable skills to potentially progress to post-graduate qualifications or industry employment.

Modules could include:

  • 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)
  • Dissertation

Student Spotlight

Eileen Simpson, Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons)

The staff at UCS are really nice. They are very experienced, which means they know the answers to all of our questions and are always available to help with any issues. I looked at a variety of local universities and university centres, but chose UCS because the course was exactly what I wanted. I also love the location of the Cannington campus: it’s accessible, but very picturesque.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

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

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

The course could help you gain employment within an animal establishment, zoological collection, wildlife organisation or conservation body. In addition, upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Top-up, a Masters Degree or PhD could be an option. Graduates could progress to a MSc in Animal Behaviour or Primate/Wildlife/Zoo Conservation or Countryside Management.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A complete Level 5 qualification with all modules at a pass or above e.g. FdSc or HND in a relevant topic   

AND

  • Five GCSEs including English language, mathematics and science at grade 4 and above.

Additional Equipment Required

  • PPE is required for practicals on the animal unit: steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons plus blue overalls are needed. They can be obtained from agricultural stores
  • Waterproof clothing, sensible walking boots and high visibility jackets may be required for working in external environments
  • Text books will be recommended to support learning at the start of each module
  • Optional trips and visits offered will incur additional costs.

There may be the opportunity to study our full-time courses on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021