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University Centre Sparsholt
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Program description

Awarded by: University of Portsmouth


What will I learn?
The programme is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects of animal welfare and behaviour, animal collections management and wildlife management. Work placements are a key feature and benefit from the College’s strong links with a variety of management organisations. Students often choose to do their work experience overseas, with recent placements including reptile research in Indonesia, wildlife monitoring in Peru and big cat tracking in Asia and Africa. More locally, students have learnt from Bristol Zoo Gardens, the New Forest Wildlife Park, Compassion in World Farming, The Donkey Sanctuary and the Entomology Department of the Natural History Museum. Employability is a focus of the final year, with the opportunity to research, investigate, explore and then gain experience in a specific career area of your choice.

Where can I go from here?
You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt graduates now work in zoological collections, animal charities and conservation both in the UK and overseas.

About this institute

University Centre Sparsholt

The University of Portsmouth and Sparsholt College, Hampshire, were delighted to announce the creation of ‘University Centre Sparsholt’ in December 2016. This is the new name for the College’s Higher Education programmes, which are validated by the University of Portsmouth....

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University Centre Sparsholt

Westley Lane
SO21 2NF Sparsholt


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