Countryside Management & Gamekeeping
FdSc Wildlife and Conservation
This programme provides you with the opportunity to investigate the importance of conservation and current issues faced within this field supported by the study of a wide range of species in the College’s Animal Management Centre and in relevant commercial settings through visits to local animal collections. Underpinning theory is delivered in the classroom. Industrial experience, assessed through the professional development module over two years, will be undertaken in a related field and will give you invaluable experience in your specialism with 200 hours to be undertaken each year at an animal collection or other relevant location.
Additional costs include:
Optional trips e.g South Africa, Borneo, Jersey depending on your chosen Research Project and will include travel and accommodation. Additional printing over and above the £10 allowance provided by the college, cost of books that you might wish to purchase. We strongly recommend purchasing a laptop for your course.
You must have an interest in pursuing a career in wildlife and conservation. The programme is ideal if you have previous animal experience or if you have achieved a Level 3 related animal course, however this is not compulsory.
New exciting Animal Management Centre including state-of-the-art facilities such as a desert biome, tropical biome and nocturnal room.
Over 130 different animal species including meerkats, coatis, hornbills and red squirrels.
Industry experience provides an invaluable opportunity to work in a variety of settings to support your chosen career path.
Friendly learning environment with small class sizes and excellent student support.
Merrist Wood College is highly regarded in the animal industry as the leading animal education establishment in Surrey.
Taught by expert, passionate tutors with industry experience.
You will have the opportunity to take part in one of our optional residential study tours which currently run in South Africa and Jersey.