Course Overview - Applied Zoology (Level 6 only) BSc (Hons)
Highly flexible content that allows you to tailor your degree around your own interests within the field of Zoology
Understanding of our deep-rooted connexions and interactions with animals and the environment is essential to tackling the challenges faced by modern society. The BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology prepares students to take on those challenges, equipping students with the skills needed across a broad range of career paths. Our graduates go on to be successful within the conservation and animal care sector as well as postgraduate study.
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Highly flexible content that allows you to tailor your degree around your own interests within the field of Zoology<br/><br/>Understanding of our deep-rooted connexions and interactions with animals and the environment is essential to tackling the challenges faced by modern society. The BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology prepares students to take on those challenges, equipping students with the skills needed across a broad range of career paths. Our graduates go on to be successful within the conservation and animal care sector as well as postgraduate study.<br/><br/>This course provides students with a relevant foundation degree or HND to ‘top-up’ to gain a full BSc (Hons) bachelors degree. The programme has been designed to run as either a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme.<br/><br/>The course content allows students to develop their own academic profile through optional modules and research project choices. This gives students a high level of autonomy and flexibility, allowing them to tailor the programme to their own interests and expected career path. This flexible approach makes this course ideal for students coming from a wide range of backgrounds within the general field of zoology, animal management, ecology and conservation.<br/><br/>Modules cover a range of subjects including wildlife conservation, animal behaviour, impacts of disease and science communication.<br/><br/>The programme has been designed to develop skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to any future employment path, equipping graduates with knowledge relevant to environmental sustainability of society and business. With the increasing environmental challenges faced by society, this top-up degree is highly relevant and intends to produce well-rounded graduates capable of applying balanced and critical thought and who consider conservation and sustainability at the heart of decision-making.<br/><br/>**Assessment**<br/>Assessments are varied to help students develop a wide range of transferrable skills, but may include: reports, essays, presentations, posters, podcasts and video presentations, tests and exams. All students undertake an Honours research project which allows them to specialise in an area of research of particular interest to them.<br/><br/>**Progression**<br/>Graduates from this programme are well-equipped to go directly into employment in a range of roles within the zoological and conservation sectors. For example, within organisations such as Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Woodlands Trust, Natural England or the Environment Agency, international NGOs. Types of roles may include: Communications or Education Officer, Wildlife or Development Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Wildlife or Reserve Warden, Project Officer or Manager, Advisor or Consultant Ecologist, Environment Officer, Research Technician, Field Researcher.<br/><br/>Alternatively, graduates may often choose to move onto postgraduate study (some example progression routes are illustrated below.<br/><br/>• PGCE or CertEd<br/>• MSc Zoo Conservation Biology at University of Plymouth<br/>• MSc Sustainable Environmental Management at University of Plymouth<br/>• MSc Conservation & Biodiversity at the University of Exeter<br/>• MSc Conservation Science & Policy at the University of Exeter<br/><br/>Cornwall College University Centre offers a unique and fulfilling university experience with small class sizes, allowing for personal attention from tutors and a strong sense of community among students. The wrap-around support provided ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and resources to excel in their studies, while studying alongside likeminded individuals who share their passion for vocational technical skills. Located in one of the most beautiful and natural parts of the country, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings while developing practical skills that set them apart in the job market.