University of Greenwich

Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, Foundation Degree (Hadlow College)

University of Greenwich

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Typology Foundation degree
Duration 2 Years
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  • Foundation degree
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    2 Years
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The aim of the programme is to provide students with a high level vocational relevant qualification, which prepares them for a wide range of career opportunities; focusing on the theoretical and practical aspects of animal conservation and biodiversity. The programme provides a high quality broad training experience across animal conservation. This enables graduates to move into many career paths found within fields of both domestic and wild animal conservation. Degree structure Year 1 Concepts in Animal Science. Concepts in Animal Husbandry. Concepts in Conservation. Concepts in Ecology. Concepts in Animal Behaviour. Research Skills. Work Based Learning.. Certificate of Higher Education (Cert. HE) awarded Year 2 Breeding Management and Genetics. Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues. Statistics For The Animal Sciences. Conservation Technology. Wildlife Landscape Conservation. Work Based Learning 2. A choice of one of the following: Field Survey Skills or Exotic Collection Management..

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· Requirements

48 UCAS points are made up from A Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject, or a relevant level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science and have spent two years studying at level 3. Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements, who are working in the industry are considered on a case by case basis.

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What you'll learn on the course

Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Behaviour

Course programme

Year 1

  • Concepts in Conservation (15 credits)
  • Concepts in Animal Science (15 credits)
  • Concepts in Animal Husbandry (15 credits)
  • Concepts in Ecology (15 credits)
  • Research Skills (15 credits)
  • Concepts in Animal Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Work Based Learning 1 (Animal Management) (30 credits)

  • Year 2

  • Conservation Technology (15 credits)
  • Wildlife and Landscape Conservation (15 credits)
  • Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues (15 credits)
  • Breeding Management and Genetics (15 credits)
  • Statistics for the Animal Sciences (15 credits)
  • Work Based Learning 2 (Animal Management) (30 credits)

  • Additional information

    Assessment Assessment is via a combination of coursework (comprising written assignments, projects and presentations) work based assessment and end of course examinations. Careers Upon successful completion of the FdSc students will have the opportunity to progress to the top up honours degree programme – BSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity. Potential career opportunities are Conservation Scientists, Wildlife Officers, Protected area Managers, Animal Keepers, Reserve Wardens, Ecological Consultants, Wildlife Rangers and Environmental Education. Specialised equipment You will need to provide safety boots, overalls and wet-weather clothing. Successful completion could lead to progression onto the BSc Hons in Animal Management or BSc Hons Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare, at Hadlow College.

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