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Foundation Degree Management of Animal Collections with Conservation UCAS Code: D328


This programme 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. As part of the Industry Skills Module, students are required to complete 150 hours of work placement on site. Students will be on the rota which may include weekends, evenings and holidays.


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
• 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 Animal 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

Foundation Degrees

48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above.

Further Study

You could go on to study a one year Top Up route to a BSc or BSc (Hons) in a related subject.

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