Crazy about animals? Take a walk on the wild side at our animal centre and zoo!
If you have a connection with animals or enjoy biological sciences, our Animal Management Centre is the place for you!
You’ll be based at our fantastic purpose built animal centre with its licensed teaching zoo and laboratories – facilities which are among the best in the UK. Even more exciting, you’ll have the chance to work with over 150 species including tapir, meerkats, lemurs, otters, birds of prey, reptiles, fish, amphibians and a range of companion and park animals.
Your classroom lectures will come to life as you carry out practical sessions with the animals in our collection, and you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the UK’s leading zoos and wildlife parks and to join our amazing study tours abroad.
Our courses offer a great progression route into degree level study and, depending on your GCSE results, you may have the option to study a science pathway opening opportunities to study degrees in areas such as animal science.
Whatever your interests, you’ll be encouraged to gain as many experiences as possible and to explore the many exciting and varied careers on offer.
BSc (Hons) Zoo Management 2015
“I’ve always been fascinated by chimpanzees and now I have my dream job as a member of the primate care team at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Dorset.
“The three years I spent as an animal science undergraduate at Reaseheath were fantastic. The lecturers never stop caring, always want you to excel and take the time to support you with your assignments. I think that added most to my experience, along with my work placements at the campus zoo and in industry.
“I had a placement at Yorkshire Wildlife Park and was offered a seasonal job there, followed by another seasonal post at Woburn Safari Park. I then volunteered at an amazing chimp rescue centre in Cameroon, West Africa, before getting my current job.”
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Why study Animal Management at Reaseheath?
Our courses are industry focused and we have great industry links, so you’ll have lots of opportunities for research and work experience to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
Become career ready by gaining useful tips and information from inspirational speakers and former students which can help you in your future career.
Receive great teaching and support from our tutors and keepers, who have a wealth of knowledge, industry experience and contact.
Join student clubs and societies and make a difference on campus and out in the community through fundraising and conservation projects.
Work hands-on with our collection of over 1,000 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish or with dogs in our fast growing canine department.
You may have the chance to enjoy amazing field programmes to wildlife hotspots such as Africa and South America and behind-the-scenes visits to leading animal collections and zoos in Europe.
“Finding meaningful employment is so competitive these days that young people need to stand out, be different and show dedication and passion as well as have the relevant skills. At Reaseheath students develop this crucial confidence and the skills to succeed. They receive a great foundation for the future which makes them eminently employable.”