A De­gree Level Pro­gramme at Mer­rist Wood Col­lege can kick start your ca­reer!

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C areers in an­i­mal man­age­ment of­fer many ex­cit­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties. You could work in con­ser­va­tion or wildlife re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion in a zoo, lab or do­mes­tic en­vi­ron­ment either in the UK or abroad.

Mer­rist Wood Col­lege has an An­i­mal Man­age­ment Cen­tre de­signed to pro­vide a state-of-the-art learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for stu­dents. This ex­cit­ing cen­tre in­cludes an arid biome, a trop­i­cal biome and a noc­tur­nal room to house a wide va­ri­ety of species and en­able them to be stud­ied and cared for in a more nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. It also houses a large col­lec­tion of an­i­mals in­clud­ing meerkats, coatis, ar­madillo and red squir­rels.

The tu­tors are en­thu­si­as­tic, pas­sion­ate and knowl­edge­able, and have in­dus­try-re­lated ex­pe­ri­ence as well as great con­nec­tions with lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions. “We have stu­dents cur­rently work­ing in many zoos across the UK,” says Luke Gates-Roberts, An­i­mal Col­lec­tion Man­ager and Lec­turer at Mer­rist Wood Col­lege. “Our stu­dents also go off to work in char­i­ties, such as Com­pas­sion in World Farm­ing and the RSPCA. Some set up their own busi­nesses, es­pe­cially if they’re work­ing with com­pan­ion an­i­mals, while oth­ers go on to con­tinue their higher ed­u­ca­tion and com­plete a BSc Hons De­gree with us as well.”

The pro­grammes Mer­rist Wood Col­lege pro­vides will give you real, prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ences, lead­ing to in­valu­able skills and ex­cel­lent em­ploy­ment prospects. There may also be the op­por­tu­nity for internatio­nal travel to lo­ca­tions such as the Mab­ula and Di­no­keng game reserves in South Africa.

The col­lege of­fers an ex­cit­ing range of de­gree level pro­grammes that are vo­ca­tion­ally fo­cused, com­bined with un­der­pin­ning busi­ness knowl­edge and in­cor­po­rat­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­dus­tryre­lated work ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ac­cess to Higher Ed­u­ca­tion

Ac­cess to An­i­mal Man­age­ment - Ac­cess to Equine Man­age­ment

Foun­da­tion De­grees

An­i­mal Be­hav­iour & Wel­fare FdSc Foun­da­tion De­gree - An­i­mal Science

FdSc Foun­da­tion De­gree - Com­pan­ion An­i­mal Be­hav­iour

FdSc Foun­da­tion De­gree - Equine Man­age­ment

FdSc Foun­da­tion De­gree - Wildlife and Con­ser­va­tion FdSc Foun­da­tion De­gree - Zoo Man­age­ment

FdSc Foun­da­tion De­gree

Top up De­grees

- An­i­mal Be­hav­iour and Wel­fare BSc (Hons) Top-Up De­gree

Photo credit: Alis­tair Wil­son

Photo credit: Alis­tair Wil­son

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