BSc (Hons) Animal Science (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation)
UCAS Code: D308
If you are passionate about zoo animals and wildlife and are looking for a degree course to learn about the zoo industry and both UK and international wildlife management then this is the option for you. Complemented by the animal husbandry focus of the Animal Management programme or the bioscience teaching of conservation genetics and animal health in the Animal Science programme, this course particularly prepares students for employment in the range of zoo and wildlife roles including graduate zoo keeper roles, zoo nutrition, and zoo and wildlife education.
Our BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) programme focuses more on holistic approach to animal husbandry with modules on applied behaviour and welfare, breeding and animal health management alongside core topics of behaviour, nutrition and health.
Writtle University College is an Educational Associate of BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|Professional Skills for the Animal Industry|
|Ethics of animal use||Introduction to Biochemistry|
|Ecology and Evolution|
|SEMESTER 3||SEMESTER 4|
|Reproduction and Development||Animal Health Science|
|Management of Zoo Animal Collections|
|SEMESTER 5||SEMESTER 6|
|Applied Nutrition and Feeding||Advanced Animal Health Science|
|Genetics and Genomics||Applied Behaviour and Animal Welfare|
|Applied Issues in Wildlife Conservation||Developments in Zoo Management|
The following information provides the entry requirements for this particular course.
UCAS Tariff Points
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)
C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
C & G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080)
C & G Level 3 Diploma
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.
Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.
- Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species
- Seminars and debates
- Inquiry-based learning
- Online quizzes, wikis and activities
- Laboratory practical classes including dissections
This course provides a mix of assessment methods including.
- Practical assessments with companion and zoo animals, farm livestock and horses
- Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
- Presentations - both individually and in small groups
- Essays and technical reports
- Assessed seminars
- Case studies
- Experimental work and laboratory reports
- Poster presentations
This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.
- Animal nutritionist and pet food manufacturing
- Nutrition company sales rep
- Veterinary pharmaceutical and equipment supplies
- Animal Welfare Officer
- Companion and zoo animal keepers ( RSPCA, SSPCA, rescue centres, zoos and safari parks)
- Progression to Vet School
- Post-graduate study
- Zoo animal keeper
- Quarantine officers
- Animal health inspectors e.g. DEFRA
- Independent wildlife agencies (RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England)
- Membership to professional organisations allied to animal science e.g. British Society of Animal Science (BSAS); European Association of Animal Production (EAAP); British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums; Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).