This is a broad-based programme for anyone interested in developing multi-disciplinary 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.
In addition, there
Example modules include:
Ecological Principals & Habitat Management
Animal Health Forensics
Management & Conservation of Mammals
Management & Conservation of Exotics (option)
Experimental Design & Analysis
Global Conservation & Visitor Management
Evolution & Behavioural Ecology
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Teaching and Assessment
Teaching methods will mainly involve a combination of coursework and reports, case studies, written examinations, oral presentations, vivas, practical assessments and in-class tests, as well as work-based learning.
On successful completion of this course learners have the opportunity to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Animal Management & Wildlife Conservation degree top-up which can be studied at University Centre Somerset, validated by the Open University or learners can choose to study further at a university of choice.
Graduates could gain employment within a variety of countryside and conservation bodies, wildlife organisations, educational roles and voluntary bodies.