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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Management of Animal Collections with Conservation UCAS Code: D328 (2020)


This course covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied in a range of animal management industries, particularly in the areas of substantial and varied animal collections and a focus on the aspect of conservation of animal species.


There is an emphasis on project work that concentrates on specific areas of individual interest.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Academic Skills
• Industry Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Field Research Skills

Elective Modules**

• Fundamentals of Evolutionary Ecology and Classification
• Environmental Interpretation
• Ecology and Conservation
• Captive Behaviour Management
• Human and Animal Interactions
• Practical Animal Husbandry
• Animal Health
• Aquatics Husbandry and Management

Year 2

• Personal Research Project
• Academic Development
• Professional Development
• Breeding and Inheritance
• Collections Husbandry

Elective Modules

• Collections Training
• Incubation and Rearing
• Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology
• Animal Nutrition
• Welfare, Legislation and Ethics
• Business Enterprise or Collections Management

**Students are required to choose three elective modules, however the final combination will be determined by a number of prerequisite and/or co-requisite electives within the structure.

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

A one year top up route to an Honours Degree.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277