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FdSc Zoological Management

Full-time FdSc Zoological Management Level 5 | Foundation Degree in Zoological Management - (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College)

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 ev...

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When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code
September 2020Clifton Campus at Bristol Zoo 5£7500.002X6LS55Apply via UCAS

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

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

Year 1

  • Professional Work Skills (60hrs + industry placement)
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Welfare, Health & Husbandry
  • Biological Identification & Taxonomy
  • Animal Behaviour
  • The Role of the Modern Zoo

Year 2

  • 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.

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Course information last updated: Monday 20th January 2020 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)

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