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Zoo Husbandry and Management

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science.

UCAS Tariff

64

The 64 UCAS points can be made up from A levels, preferably one in a Science based subject, or Level 3 vocational qualification for which students will have achieved the minimum of a pass.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Animal science

**The FdSc in Zoo Management is aimed at students wishing to take a vocational programme to provide them with the skills to work in the zoo industry.**

The programme is aimed to equip students with a range of skills needed by the industry such as aquatic species management, native species management, project management, horticultural practices as well as direct practical animal management skills on a wide range of species.

The range of modules ensures that students are able to apply for a range of job roles after completion. This includes private collections, zoos, wildlife parks, education establishments and charities.

**What you should know about this course**
- The programme is primarily delivered at Hadlow College, in a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Animal Management Centre

- Membership and use of Zoo Information Management System (ZIMS)

- Four consecutive Grade 1 outstanding OFSTED Inspections

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment methods

On this course, on average*, students are assessed by:
Coursework- 78%
Exams- 22%

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,165
per year
England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Hadlow

Department:

Hadlow College

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
med
Animal science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Animal care and control services
12%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Agricultural and related trades

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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