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BSc (Hons) Animal Science (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) - (Top-up)

The BSc (Hons) Animal Science (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) - (Top-up) course offers students the opportunity to extend their FdA, HND or DipHE Level 5 qualification.

Our BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation) - (Top-up) 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.

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Applicants should have a Level 5 qualification relevant to Animal Science (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation).

For example:

  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

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
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • 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
  • Debates
  • Dissertation

Collaborative Working

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UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve

Behind the scenes at Colchester Zoo

Have you always wanted to get behind the scenes at Colchester Zoo?
Our Animal Management and Animal Science students did just that!