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

Study Level

Level 5


Great Yarmouth Campus

The Place University Centre


Two Years



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

Modules you may study include:

  • Animal biology and health
  • Wildlife and climate change
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Zoo animal husbandry
  • Animal breeding and applied genetics
  • Research skills and work-based project

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 will give you the opportunity to assist and shadow ecologists from Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Great Yarmouth campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.

This course is due to move to The Place – our new university centre opening in Great Yarmouth town centre – in 2025!



You will need to have achieved 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A Level), MMP (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.