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MSc in Zoo Management and Conservation*


This is an advanced course for students who want to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Zoo Management and Conservation following degree-level study in a related subject, subject to validation. Final Award: MSc Intermediate Awards: PgC, PgD


This MSc programme is designed to develop a post-graduate level understanding of Zoo Management and Conservation to prepare students for a career in the industry. Modules of study include:

• Postgraduate Project
• Applied Ethology
• Sustainability within zoos
• Experimental Design and Analysis
• Animal Welfare Science
• Management of Captive Environments
• Animal Health, Physiology and Behaviour
• Ecosystem Analysis - In-situ and ex-situ
• Biodiversity and Conservation

*Subject to validation


Modules will be delivered in week blocks (4-5 days) at our main York Campus. Each module (with the exception of the postgraduate project) will be studied over one week block. There will be four weeks per year which students will be expected to attend. 2018-19 block dates* are as follows:

  • w/c 29th October 2018
  • w/c 14th January 2019
  • w/c 15th April 2019
  • w/c 1st July 2019

*Dates may be subject to change during validation process. Website will be updated regularly with key information.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements: Applicants would typically have a BSc (Hons) at a 2.1 classification or above. Applicants with a BSc (Hons) 2.2 classification, postgraduate diploma and/or with relevant industry experience may also be considered. References will be requested.

Further Study

Following the completion of this course you may be able to progress to PhD studies.


Postgraduate programmes will be eligible for a postgraduate student loan, details available at:

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