What will I learn?

Develop a fascinating insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of captive wild animal species and apply theories learnt to maintain and improve animal welfare. The primary focus of this course is on species housed within zoos and aquaria however careers are not limited to this. There is also scope for you to explore the theory and practice related to wildlife conservation and the focus of this in zoos.


You could work as a zoo keeper, animal trainer, education officer or presenter in zoological settings in the UK and abroad.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.

Which department am I in?

Activate Learning

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£9,000.00 (US$ 12,198) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Merrist Wood College



GU3 3PE, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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