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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation

UCAS Code: D303

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


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64

Minimum 64 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

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. The programme is delivered by experienced teaching staff with a wide range of industry experience at University Centre Somerset’s Cannington campus. It aims to develop management skills and knowledge, alongside research methods, practical techniques and evaluative thinking.
In addition, there are a range of facilities available to support academic studies such as an extensive animal collection, and local environmental habitats such as Steart Marshes (WWT), which is one of the UK’s largest wetland habitats.
As part of your course, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 150 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

The modules studied may include:
• Management and Conservation of Mammals
• Ecological Principles and Habitat Management
• Enclosure and Enrichment Design
• Evolution and Behavioural Ecology
• Applied Animal Welfare and Ethics

Assessment methods

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

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Course location:

Cannington Campus

Department:

Land-Based Studies

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