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University Centre Sparsholt

Applied Zoo Science

UCAS Code: CD34

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,E

Two 'A' level passes, including one at grade C or above in a life science.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3 with Science units at Merit.

Appropriate IB certificates will be considered

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - MMP; • C&G Advanced Technical Diploma (720) - MM • C&G Extended Diploma - Pass with 6 units at Merit

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48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Animal science

**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Bene fit from working with expert lecturers and a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre

- Extensive industry contacts and development of employability skills

- A focus on zoo culture, promotion of natural environments and behaviours to support conservation and meet the growing awareness of the needs of exotic species collections, taught by industry experts

**WHAT WILL I LEARN?**
You will develop research techniques in aspects of zoo animal welfare, behaviour and population management and consider the wider roles of the modern zoo in conservation and education.

Students undertake a work placement in each year of the programme and will attend a residential study programme at one of the UK's leading research-based zoo collections
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You will have the opportunity to develop your academic research through the year 2 module on Applied Industrial Research, choosing an area relevant to a specific sector of interest.

**HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?**
Much of the assessment is coursework based, i.e. essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.

**WHERE CAN I GO FROM HERE?**
This programme will provide progression to the BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology (top-up), from which students have potential to progress onto the MSc Applied Zoo Biology. Sparsholt graduates now work in a variety of roles in the zoo and conservation sectors including keeper, nutritionist, veterinary nursing, education, media and marketing.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) will provide the foundation in animal science and academic skills required for subsequent years, contextualised to the Zoo Industry. Specialist units in Exotic Animal Management and Zoo History and Culture will underpin the role of zoos in modern society:

• Academic Skills
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Industry Skills
• Principles of Biology
• Work Practice 1
• Exotic Animal Management
• Zoo History and Culture

Year 2 (Level 5) will apply the knowledge gained in year one to develop the skills and knowledge required for employment in the zoo industry. Research, data collection and industry engagement will be fundamental. Core units include:

• Animal Health
• Applied Industrial Research
• Population Biology
• Work Practice 2
• Zoo Industry Ethics and Legislation
• Zoo Animal Nutrition
• Exotic Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Husbandry

Assessment methods

Much of the assessment is coursework based, i.e. essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,800
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc.

Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.

For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Sparsholt

Department:

Animal Management and Zoo Biology

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