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Cornwall College

Applied Zoology (Level 6 only)

UCAS Code: C300

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2020

This programme is designed for foundation degree graduates wishing to progress to an honours degree. The programme will further develop skills of scientific analysis, communication and evaluation. You will gain an understanding of applied zoology which will enhance your opportunities for employment or postgraduate study.

Optional modules focus on a number of topics including: the conservation and monitoring of wild terrestrial animals, including the possibility of an optional residential field trip to Borneo, South Africa or Honduras; mapping techniques and Environmental Impact Assessment; developing ways in which to communicate ideas and messages about conservation issues to wider society.

You will be given training to help develop your analytical and research skills as part of a compulsory Honours Project module, during which you will undertake a significant piece of independent research.

Through our close connection to a number of conservation and animal welfare organisations, this programme will extend your knowledge of animal biology beyond foundation degree level, with the emphasis of your studies chosen by you.

The programme will apply knowledge in these fields, particularly in South West England, but also internationally. There will also be some formative assessment by mini in-class tests, presentations and group work.

There is an option to study the importance of developments in zoological sciences and conservation and their implications in human and global affairs, partly through an international field course. For your Honours, you will be given the opportunity to gain first-hand experience at centres such as Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay and at nature reserves and sites of biological interest as well as working with other conservation organisations in the South West.

Upon completion of the programme you could continue your studies at Plymouth University for a year to gain a master’s degree in conservation, or you may wish to go straight into employment in a variety of directions such as animal collections, conservation education, animal welfare management, biodiversity protection, environmental monitoring and surveying and other related areas, when combined with the relevant work experience.

BSc students from this programme have secured employment as environment officers in several governmental bodies, such as the Environment Agency, Natural England and county councils.

Possible careers available with this qualification

Animal Collections
Conservation Education
Animal Welfare Management
Biodiversity Protection
Environmental Monitoring or Surveying

Modules

Indicative Modules Year 1, Full-time study (1 year): - Applications of Zoology - Honours Project. Options (choose three): - Current Issues in Animal Behaviour - Wildlife Conservation - Communicating Zoology - Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems - Impacts of Disease. Part-time study (2 years), Year 1: - Options (choose three): - Current Issues in Animal Behaviour - Wildlife Conservation - Communicating Zoology - Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems - Impacts of Disease. Year 2: - Applications of Zoology - Honours Project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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