East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)
Two years full time.
80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife and environmental conservation and animal management. Through the Zoological Society of East Anglia and Norfolk Wildlife Trust students will have free access to Africa Alive, Banham Zoo and over 50 nature reserves for teaching purposes and independent study. Students will apply knowledge and participate in practical activities through these and other employers. In addition students will complete independent work placements outside course hours. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in field research both in the UK and potentially an overseas research trip during the course.
The course is delivered at University of Suffolk at Great Yarmouth College where students will belong to a large and growing group of Higher Education students with their own dedicated facilities. Classrooms are brand new and equipped with technology. There is a higher education study/common room and access to a well-stocked library and a range of electronic resources.
An experienced staff team is supported by a range of employers and expert guest speakers. Zoo husbandry will be delivered partly by the animal management team at Africa Alive and the wildlife surveying unit gives students the opportunity to assist and shadow ecologists from Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Students will be participating in a wide range of field visits and will have access to Africa Alive, Banham Zoo and over 50 Norfolk Wildlife Trust sites.
The course gives you the necessary skills to help conserve wild animals by developing your knowledge in topics such as ecology, biodiversity, captive breeding, animal behaviour and learning. You will also gain practical experience in observing, surveying and the husbandry of animals.
Concepts of Animal Behaviour
Principles of Biology
Wildlife Legislation and Ethics
Principles of Ecology
Wildlife Surveying and Practical Conservation
Animal Husbandry and Wildlife Management
Animal Health and Rehabilitation
Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues
Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
Animal Breeding and Applied Genetics
Wildlife Welfare and Conservation Ethics
Zoo Animal Husbandry and Collection Management
Professional Development and Research Skills
Work-based Learning Project
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
Fees and finance
- Full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a.
- Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
- International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.
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80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).
All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.
If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.
Interviews may be undertaken.
Also see How to Apply.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.