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Cornwall College

Zoological Conservation

UCAS Code: C390

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

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 Officer
Research Assistant
Reserves Manager
Zoo Education Officer
Wildlife Conservationist

Modules

Indicative Modules Year 1: - Introduction to Animal Behaviour - Introduction to Ecology - Introduction to Zoology - Fieldwork - Hygiene, Health & Welfare of Captive Animals - Diversity, Classification & Evolution - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Primate Behaviour & Cognition - Genetics for Conservation - Captive Diet & Feeding - Conservation in Practice - Disease & Disease Control - Individual Research Project - Vertebrate Zoology & Conservation. Options (choose two): - Aquaria & Conservation of Aquatic Organisms - Insect Biology & Conservation - Marine Vertebrate Biology & Conservation - Avian Behaviour & Ecology.

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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