South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Zoological Management FdSc
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Key Course Facts

Course Description


For the consecutive year, SGS has been voted number 1 for overall degree satisfaction in Bristol! (National Student Survey 2020 and 2021)

Our BSc programme is made up of two parts: the Foundation degree in Zoological Management and then a one year level 6 BSc Zoological Management and Conservation.

This fun and comprehensive degree has provided a wealth of options for travel and work experience in animal care and conservation, with excellent networking opportunities. I highly recommend this programme for anyone looking to become an animal care or conservation professional as it is full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences!" Samantha BSc(Hons) Graduate

This BSc Zoological Management and Conservation is the top-up year to our 2 year FdSc Zoological Management programme. Students can also apply for this top-up degree from other relevant Foundation Degrees or HNDs.

You will be taught within Bristol Zoo in the Higher Education complex of the Conservation Education Centre and also have the opportunity to attend our University Centre WISE (UCWISE) at our WISE Campus. It is an exciting time to study with us as you will experience first-hand the transitioning of Bristol Zoo Gardens to the new Bristol Zoo, currently Wild Place Project, and have the unique opportunity to learn how a new zoo develops. This experience will provide you with a set of key skills in zoological management that no other HE programme in this field can offer. Based in Clifton, at the edge of the Bristol city centre, you will spend your days among a variety of exotic and endangered species as well as having the opportunity to experience the wide variety of events and activities that the city has to offer.

Students learn through a variety of lectures, workshops, tutorials and field work. Students benefit from talks by visiting lecturers, Bristol Zoo staff and appropriate field visits. Previous students have benefited from trips within the UK and excursions abroad and subject to Government guidance it is hoped that these will return in the near future.

For more information please email us at:- [email protected]

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 6 graduates of Zoological Management FdSc at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Zoology.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
6 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="">Office for Students</a>


Salary of all UK Graduates of Zoology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18484 £16765 £20594
25-75 percentile range £16000 - £21951 £12943 - £21545 £16305 - £26293

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Zoological Management, FdSc you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS points from A Levels or an appropriate L3 qualification. Students will need to have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language, Maths and a Science. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification requirements

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Zoological Management, FdSc.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Zoological Management FdSc

England UK £7500 year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 year 1
Scotland £7500 year 1
Wales £7500 year 1

Additional fee information

There will be opportunities to participate in trips and the Course Leader will be able to provide more information on costs.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

What students say about studying Zoology in the UK?

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About South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is an institution that offers Further and Higher Education, based in the South Gloucestershire area of England.

Where is this programme taught

Wild Place Project (Bristol Zoological Society)
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Bristol Zoo Gardens
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