Fancy a career working with animals in a zoo or welfare centre? If you would like to learn about domestic, exotic or companion animals, their husbandry, biology or behaviour, this programme is perfect for you.
The programme offers specialised modules to develop skills in animal care and animal health, as well as enhancing knowledge of fundamental animal biology, ranging from how animal cells function to animal nutrition.
The College has strong links with the animal industry in Cornwall, giving you the chance to gain real work experience and further insight into the sector. Trips to animal collections, farms, animal care facilities such as rehabilitation and rescue centres and other institutions, will help you to develop skills in animal care and animal health and welfare assessment, as well as giving you an insight into various animal industries.
In addition, guest speakers will give some of the lectures and workshops allowing you to gain knowledge and understanding from experts working or researching in the field.
The majority of our students successfully progress on to a final year and obtain a full BSc Honours degree, or gain employment directly related to their work experience placement.
You will be required to complete around 100 hours or three weeks of professional experience during the programme. This is invaluable for gaining contacts and showing future employers you have practical work experience as well as academic knowledge.
This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.
What You Will Learn
Diversity, Classification and Evolution
Health and Welfare of Animals
Key Professional Skills
Fundamentals of Animal Behaviour
Fundamentals of Biology
Indicative Module Year 2
Individual Research Project
Animal Breeding and Conservation Genetics
Zoo Exhibit Management in Practice
Husbandry of Captive Vertebrates
Husbandry and Conservation of Aquatic Organisms
- BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
- BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at University of Plymouth
- Pet Care Industry
- Animal Welfare Officer
- Animal Related Charity or NGOs, e.g. RSPB, RSPCA
- Wildlife Parks
- Wildlife Trusts
How to Apply
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.