What will I learn?
The programme is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects of animal welfare and behaviour, animal collections management and wildlife management. Employability is a focus of the final year, with the opportunity to research, investigate, explore and then gain experience in a specific career area of your choice.Â Data collecting for dissertations is a key feature and students benefit from the Collegeâ€™s strong links with a variety of management organisations. Previous students have undertaken dissertation data collection in conjunction with Colchester Zoo, London Zoo, Beale Park, Dodson and Horrell. Some students even data collected abroad in North Carolina.
How will I be assessed?
Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted at Level 6.
There are research opportunities throughout the programme and University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt graduates now work in zoological collections, animal charities and conservation both in the UK and overseas.
The year includes an assessed work placement unit, or a period of work placement.
â€¢ Dissertation â€¢ Data Analysis â€¢ Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare â€¢ Applied Animal Health â€¢ Species Manipulation and Monitoring â€¢ Professional Industrial Development â€¢ Animal Industry and Trade
â€¢ Data Analysis
â€¢ Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
â€¢ Applied Animal Health
â€¢ Species Manipulation and Monitoring
â€¢ Professional Industrial Development
â€¢ Animal Industry and Trade
FdSc or HND in Animal Management or related subjects.
Plus GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.