This course will run subject to validation.
This is a broad-based programme for anyone interested in developing multidisciplinary skills within
The course concentrates on aspects of animal management and wildlife conservation associated with the habitats, behaviour, welfare and conservation issues connected to a wide range of animals in captive and natural environments. The programme is delivered by experienced teaching staff with a wide range of industry experience at University Centre Somerset’s Cannington campus.
Example modules include:
Ecological Principles & Habitat Management
Experimental Design & Analysis
Enclosure and Enrichment Design
Global Conservation & Visitor Management
Evolution & Behavioural Ecology
Psychology of Captive and Wild Animals
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching methods will mainly involve a combination of coursework and reports, case studies, written examinations, oral presentations and dissertation.
The course could help learners gain employment within an animal welfare establishment, zoological collection, wildlife organisation or animal production facility. In addition, upon completion of the BSc (Hons), a Master's Degree or PhD could be an option. Graduates could progress to an MSc in Animal Behaviour or Zoo/Primate Conservation.
Previous graduates have gained employment within a variety of zoological institutions, wildlife rehabilitation centres, local wildlife sanctuaries and animal production facilities. Additionally, some individuals have gained employment as research technicians or as lecturers in animal-based subjects.
You will require a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area (including Access to Higher Education qualifications), and at least five GCSEs at grades A* - C, or Grade 4 including Maths and English. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.