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The Zoological Management programme is made up of two parts: the FdSc Zoological Management followed by the BSc (Hons) Level 6 Top-up Zoological Management and Conservation. This structure allows a maximum FdSc qualification after two years or complete three years and gain the BSc. You can even join us from another institution to complete the final year of your BSc following the completion of a FdSc/HND elsewhere.
This programme is taught by a wide variety of professionals from research, field conservation and captive management backgrounds, which will help develop your knowledge of current zoo management practices by embedding you within the industry. Lecturers will bring to life protocols and case studies utilising first-hand experiences. The course aims to develop student’s knowledge of biology, behaviour and husbandry and expands in to more industry-specific skills such as the development of environmental enrichment, enclosure design and biological specimen assessment and identification. The theoretical delivery will be enhanced by interaction with industry specialists, field trips and practical workshops.
FdSc Core Modules
- Professional Work Skills (60hrs + industry placement)
- Animal Biology
- Animal Welfare, Health & Husbandry
- Biological Identification & Taxonomy
- Animal Behaviour
- The Role of the Modern Zoo
- Work Experience (60hrs + industry placement)
- Nutrition & Diet Management
- Enclosure Design & Environmental Enrichment
- Management of Reproduction and Breeding
- Applied Animal Behaviour
- Research Skills
What do I need to join?
Aged 18 and above, with 64 UCAS points, which must include science-related subjects.
What are my career options?
Zookeeper, rescue and rehabiliation/wildlife conservation worker, environmental education officer, theming and interpretation officer, animal welfare officer.
Course information last updated: Friday 22nd January 2021 @ 8.30am (2 days ago)