Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 4 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

Our Foundation Degree is validated by Newcastle University and aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required in a range of animal management based industries.

This course is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge of the exciting scientific and technical developments currently taking shape within the animal management industries. Students will develop practical skills and knowledge at our Zoological Gardens which is home to an exciting range of over 200 species of animals.

Focus will be made on critical appreciation for animal management in its wider context considering animals as pets and companions on farms, in zoos and in wildlife parks.

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 48 UCAs tariff points, GCSE's (or equivalent) at grade C (4) or above in maths, English and science are required, along with a satisfactory reference. We also consider mature learners over 21 years of age on an individual basis.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire For some of our course programmes students are advised that they may incur additional costs, which include: Elective book purchases. Elective journal subscriptions. Elective conference attendance fees. Elective visits. Provision of basic PPE. Print credit is accredited to each student’s account and once exceeded, students are required to purchase additional credit via the College ICT team. Students are responsible for their transportation costs to attend programme sessions. Students are responsible for their own personal basic stationary.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including presentations, portfolios, dissertation, report writing and essays.

As part of the programme, you'll be required to undertake a minimum of 195 hours of work placement. Your tutor will assist you in finding a suitable placement.

Throughout the course you will develop an individual portfolio of work to start your professional career or progress to a degree course.

You will study a range of modules including:

Wildlife Ecology, The Animal Kingdom, Animal Health and Handling, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Behaviour, Genetics and Breeding, Specialist Care, Evolution and Domestication, Personal Development and Planning, Research and Study Skills, Employability Skills, Numeracy Skills and Quantitative Methods, Animal Adaptations, Applied Animal Health, Zoo Management and Captive Breeding, Investigative Project, Principles of Conservation, Principles of of Land-Based Enterprise Management, Animal Nutrition, Ethics and Welfare.

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