Course: FdSc Conservation Science and Animal Management (Wildlife and Zoo)

Study Level

Level 5

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


Two Years



This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife and environmental conservation and animal management. Through the Zoological Society of East Anglia and Norfolk Wildlife Trust you will have free access to Africa Alive, Banham Zoo and over 50 nature reserves for teaching purposes and independent study. You will apply knowledge and participate in practical activities through these and other employers. In addition you will complete independent work placements outside course hours.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in field research both in the UK and potentially an overseas research trip during the course.

Units you may study include:

  • Concepts of Animal Behaviour
  • Wildlife Surveying and Practical Conservation
  • Animal Health and Rehabilitation
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Animal Breeding and Applied Genetics
  • Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues

You will benefit from an experienced staff team supported by a range of employers and expert guest speakers. Zoo husbandry will be delivered partly by the animal management team at Africa Alive and the wildlife surveying unit gives students the opportunity to assist and shadow ecologists from Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Students will be participating in a wide range of field visits and will have access to Africa Alive, Banham Zoo and over 50 Norfolk Wildlife Trust sites.

You can apply for this course over on the University of Suffolk website. Click ‘Apply Now’ to be taken there.