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
• Evolution and Behavioural Ecology
• Applied Animal Welfare and Ethics
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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.
On successful completion of this course learners have the opportunity to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation Top-up which can be studied at University Centre Somerset, validated by The Open University, or undertake further study.
Entry RequirementsTypically entrants will possess: