What will I learn?

Zoological conservation is concerned with maintaining the wonderful diversity of animal life (including invertebrates) that exists on our planet. Involving the protection and management of animal populations and their habitats in order to minimise the harmful effects human activities may have on them.The programme gives you the skills required to help conserve wild animals by developing your knowledge in topics such as ecology, biodiversity, animal nutrition, captive breeding and reintroduction, conservation of aquatic organisms, and primate behaviour and learning. You will also gain first-hand experience in observing, surveying and the occasional handling of animals.As well as traditional lectures, fieldwork and laboratory work, you will take part in workshops delivered by animal and wildlife experts from organisations such as the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and RSPCA. Guest speakers play an important role in your learning and they are used regularly to provide more expert knowledge in some of the specialised modules.Working in industry is the very essence of a foundation degree and as such you will also undertake work experience locally or overseas. This opportunity helps you to develop graduatelevel skills that will help you in any job.Work placements and the contacts you make may well be your link to employment on completing the programme.Possible trips during the first year have included the Isle of Mull, alternate local based field trips are run as part of the Fieldwork Techniques module.Possible careers available with this qualification:Conservation OfficerResearch AssistantReserves ManagerZoo Education OfficerWildlife Conservationist

Which department am I in?

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£9,950.00 (US$ 13,690) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022


Cornwall College Newquay

Wildflower Lane,

Trenance Gardens Newquay,


TR7 2LZ, England

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