Foundation degrees

Zoo Husbandry and Management (Hadlow), FdSc

The FdSc in Zoo Management is aimed at students wishing to take a vocational programme to provide them with the skills to work in the zoo industry.

The programme is aimed to equip students with a range of skills needed by the industry such as aquatic species management, native species management, project management, horticultural practices as well as direct practical animal management skills on a wide range of species. 

The range of modules ensures that students are able to apply for a range of job roles after completion. This includes private collections, zoos, wildlife parks, education establishments and charities.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

C300

Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees

* 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • The programme is primarily delivered at Hadlow College, in a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Animal Management Centre
  • Membership and use of Zoo Information Management System (ZIMS)
  • Four consecutive Grade 1 outstanding OFSTED Inspections

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

The programme is delivered by a team of dedicated and highly experience teaching staff who have a wide range of expertise within the animal collection field.

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS points for Clearing entry: 64

Points are considered from Level 3 qualifications. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTEC/National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Advanced and Progression Diplomas, Access courses, NVQ, Foundation degrees and an array of international qualifications.

Other requirements may be required. Further details on entry requirements available.

Please call our Clearing Line or join live chat now to discuss your options.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

In a typical week* learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Class sizes

As a student at Hadlow College, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a campus university with the smaller class-sizes more common in Colleges.

Independent learning

The University of Greenwich expects students to conduct most of their studies as an independent learner. We equate each subject credit as equivalent to 10 hours of study. Therefore, for a 15-credit course, students are expected to carry out 150 hours of study. If the timetabled hours are deducted, that amounts to approximately 110 hours of independent learning per subject.

Overall workload

Rather than being spread over a whole week, we try and condense our teaching into 2-3 days. This gives you time for other things.

Assessment

On this course, on average*, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, with a four week limit on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: September 2019 to July 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 01732 850551.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Part time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Students have the option of completing a Top up degree on any of the Animal Management HE courses at Hadlow College.

Students may move into practical job roles on completion of the course such as zoo keeping, education officers, technical instructors, record keeping roles, zoo horticultural roles or aquatics based positions

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the employability services at the University, including the online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

To help you settle in and enjoy your time with us, we offer a range of support.

The high standards our support reach was recognised during our last OFSTED 'Care Standards' Inspection. For the fourth consecutive time, we received a Grade 1 'outstanding' with no recommendations needed to improve our services.

At the start of your course you'll be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and monitor you during your time with us. In your one-to-one tutorials, which are held regularly throughout the year, you will have the chance to discuss careers, health and social education, as well as academic progress.

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our foundation prospectus or check our related courses below.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.