We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) are joining together. The merger will happen during the 23/24 academic year. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU. If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU. Find out more about ARU, including our recent Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, at aru.ac.uk.
If you are passionate about zoo animals and wildlife and are looking for a 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.
Writtle University College is an Educational Associate of BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
|SEMESTER A||SEMESTER B|
|Professional Skills for the Animal Industry
|Ethics of Animal Use
|Introduction to Biochemistry
|Ecology and Evolution
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|Commercial and Professional Skills for Animal Science
|Animal Health Science
|Reproduction and Development
|Management of Zoo Animal Collections
|Wildlife Conservation Skills
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 Extended Diploma
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 nutrition trainee
- Retail jobs in the pet industry
- Cattery and Kennel supervisors
- Animal Welfare Officer
- RSPCA technician
- Progression to BSc
Animal ScienceBSc (Hons) Animal Science (Zoo and Wildlife Conservation)
Diploma of Higher Education in Animal Science
Diploma of Higher Education in Animal Science (Livestock Technology)
Diploma of Higher Education in Animal Science (Pet Behaviour and Welfare)
Animal ManagementDiploma of Higher Education in Animal Management (Zoo Management)
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