What will I learn?
The course is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects on animal welfare and behaviour, the animal industry and wildlife management. Work placements are a key feature and benefit from the University centre’s strong links with a variety of relevant organisations. We offer optional overseas study tours including the Shamwari conservation experience in South Africa and working in turtle conservation in Costa Rica. Students have also undertaken work placement or dissertation data collection with the RSPCA, HART wildlife, Dogs trust, a range of veterinary practises, bird of prey centres including the Hawk conservancy, orangutan appeal and also placements at several local farms.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via a range of coursework including practical portfolios, laboratory reports, seminars and essays, some units also include an end of year examination.
In the final year of the course utilising techniques developed throughout the course you will design and conduct your own dissertation study. Previous students have had their research from this published in academic journals, industry magazines or presented at conference.
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.
• Animal Management 1
• Analytical Techniques
• Human Animal Interaction
• Principles of Biology
• Industrial Experience
• Academic Skills
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Population Biology
• Statistics and Research Methods
• Ethology and Ethics
• Industrial Development
• Animal Management 2
• Animal Health
• Further Statistics
• Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
• Applied Animal Health
• Species Manipulation and Monitoring
• Professional Industrial Development
• Animal Industry and Trade
- A Level – Three A level passes including two at grade C or above; one should be in a life science.
- BTEC National Extended Diploma – DMM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) – DMM in an appropriate pathway
- BTEC National Diploma – N/A
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) – N/A
- Access to HE – A Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 96 tariff points including a minimum of 15 credits at merit in science-based units
- International Baccalaureate – 24 points with HL Biology at 4
- * Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English