What will I learn?

If you have a real passion for working with animals, and want to specialise in zoo and wildlife conservation, this course will lead you to a wide choice of occupations in what is a thriving and varied sector. It gives you a solid introduction to all aspects of zoo and wildlife management to prepare you for a highly successful career. Our foundation degree course has been designed to give you the right aptitude and attitude to work within the zoo and wildlife conservation sector. You will develop your hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge through a fascinating range of academic study, practical classes, national and international trips, and industrial visits.The two-year course consists of 12 modules designed to reflect the diverse nature of zoo and wildlife management. These will be delivered through engaging lectures and practical studies in our laboratories, on-site animal unit and within local zoological collections. Your learning will be enhanced through field trips to enable you to apply theory to practice. You will also take part in relevant work-based learning equivalent to one day per week. Support in identifying appropriate work placement opportunities will be provided. Your learning will be supported by our highly qualified teaching team who have a wealth of academic and professional experience in many specialist areas. Guest speakers will ensure that you receive the most up-to-date professional experience and knowledge. Delivered at our Broomfield Hall Campus, the full-time option* includes 15 hours of taught material each week with a minimum of eight hours of expected self-study per week. The course will run with a minimum of six students. (*This course can also be studied part time - 1 day a week.)(Course fee application is under the FdSc Animal Management code for the SFE)The course is regulated by HEFCE and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.All students have access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Group Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.

Which department am I in?

Animal Care

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (12,38,980) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Broomfield Hall

Morley,

Ilkeston,

Derbyshire,

DE7 6DN, England

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