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Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

UCAS Code: D303 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


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80

5 GCSE’s including English Language and Mathematics to a minimum of Grade C (or 4 to 9) Minimum 80 UCAS points at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 or equivalent) or Minimum 80 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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Countryside management

Animal management

This course explores the interconnectedness between animals and their environment through theoretical and practical competencies, related to both research and industry settings.

This is a broad-based course that investigates the diverse relationships between captive or wild animal situations in relation to a range of management and conservation strategies. Being able to develop ecosystems or environments that monitor biodiversity or enrich an animal's wellbeing is key knowledge that is examined at a national and international level to give a global perspective

The course is delivered by teaching staff with a wide range of industry and research experience at University Centre Somerset's Cannington campus. In addition, there are a range of facilities available to further support academic studies, such as an extensive animal collection and access to local environments such as the UK's largest wetland habitat, Steart Marshes (WWT), which is one of the UK's largest wetlands habitats.
As part of your course, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 1590 hours' work experience in the first year in an industry-related business. In addition, a variety of optional visits to external organisations aid the development of existing skill sets.

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

Modules

Modules can include:
Employability and Communication; Ecological Principles and Habitat Management; Animal Health Forensics; Management and Conservation of Mammals; Field and Behavioural Monitoring of Animals; Practical Conservation Skills (Option)
Management and Conservation of Exotics (Option)
can include:

Assessment methods

combination of coursework, reports and essays, written examinations, oral presentations, project

The Uni


Course location:

Cannington Campus

Department:

Land-Based Studies

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