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Course overview

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career within the zoo industry. You will be provided with a combination of academic study and practical learning opportunities to develop a range of academic and professional skills specific to the zoo industry, including knowledge of exotic captive animal management.

Study Option
  • University Centre Reaseheath
2 Years

Why Study Zoo Management with us?

As a student on the course, you will have regular access to the zoo-licensed animal centre facilities at Reaseheath College, which boasts a range of archetypal zoo species, including primates, tapir and meerkats among others.

Additionally, you can expect an interactive and personable learning experience that draws upon the expertise of our team of experienced staff , with whom you will be able to engage in study both on-site across the campus, but also via overseas study opportunities.

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

University Centre Reaseheath

Located on the outskirts of Nantwich in rural Cheshire, our campus has industry standard teaching facilities but still retains its friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Our innovative £8 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology is one of the most modern glasshouse training facilities in the UK with its state-of-the-art glasshouse for food crop trials and research. It also houses a fully equipped science laboratory and CAD design studios.

Our Animal Centre has a licensed zoo, home to over 250 different animal species, and is accredited by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). Students of Canine Behaviour will benefit from on-site kenneling facilities, commercial standard grooming parlours, dedicated dog training areas and a full set of competition quality dog agility equipment.

As a regional centre for agricultural education, our modern farm has world class facilities and is home to Reaseheath Pedigree High Yielding Holsteins and Youngstock. Our £3.5 million Equestrian Centre provides both indoor and outdoor riding arenas for equine science students.

You will have access to our campus sport facilities including high and low ropes courses, an indoor climbing wall, gym with Technogym equipment and a brand new 3G Pitch and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

Set among 330 hectares of farm, parklands and woodland with its own lake, this stunning campus is the perfect environment for degree students to work, rest and play.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tours are a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.


Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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