Zoological conservation is concerned with maintaining the wonderful diversity of animal life (including invertebrates) that exists on our planet. Involving the protection and management of animal populations and their habitats in order to minimise the harmful effects human activities may have on them.
The programme gives you the skills required to help conserve wild animals by developing your knowledge in topics such as ecology, biodiversity, animal nutrition, captive breeding and reintroduction, conservation of aquatic organisms, and primate behaviour and learning. You will also gain first-hand experience in observing, surveying and the occasional handling of animals.
As well as traditional lectures, fieldwork and laboratory work, you will take part in workshops delivered by animal and wildlife experts from organisations such as the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and RSPCA. Guest speakers play an important role in your learning and they are used regularly to provide more expert knowledge in some of the specialised modules.
Working in industry is the very essence of a foundation degree and as such you will also undertake work experience locally or overseas. This opportunity helps you to develop graduatelevel skills that will help you in any job. Work placements and the contacts you make may well be your link to employment on completing the programme.
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.
*subject to approval by the University of Plymouth
What You Will Learn
Animals and their Environment
Diversity, Classification and Evolution
Key Professional Skills
Hygiene, Health and Welfare or Animals
Field Survey Techniques
Fundamentals of Biology
Indicative Module Year 2
Individual Research Project
Zoological Conservation in Practice
Global Conservation Issues
Animal Breeding and Conservation Genetics
Primate Behaviour and Conservation
Vertebrate Zoology and Conservation
Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation
Habitat Survey and GIS
Ecology Survey and Management of Mammals and Herptiles
Invertebrate Ecology and Survey
– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) (Level 6) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science (final year/Level 6) at University of Plymouth
– BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management (top-up) (Level 6) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology (entry at Level 5) at University of Plymouth
– Conservation Officer
– Research Assistant
– Reserves Manager
– Zoo Education Officer
– Wildlife Conservationist
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.