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Animal Management

If you’ve always dreamed of working with animals or whether you’ve already seized some roles in the industry, you’ll find that the most exciting and advanced careers will quickly open up for you after studying Animal Management at Higher Education. 

Flamingos being fed by students with tutor

These university level courses are taught at our Middleton Campus in Greater Manchester, where we home more than 500 animals. Many of these are categorised as endangered species and can scarcely be found elsewhere in the UK.

Just some of the unique creatures that you’ll learn about and care for include wallabies, pink flamingos, meerkats, potoroos and many more! 

You’ll sometimes find yourself working indoors with exotic reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish, whereas on other days you’ll be in the great outdoors as you learn from within our vast animal enclosures.  

It’s here where you’ll also find our Tropical House, as well as social spaces where you can sit on benches and enjoy time with your course mates while surrounded by the animals that you’re all so passionate about. 

Finally, you’ll be learning from our expert tutors who have worked in zoos across the world. This truly promises to give you the best grounding as you forge your own path into the most fruitful career possible working with animals.


HARRY GILL: Harry is both a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science (MSc). He has been heavily involved with industry research and is experienced in supervising projects, with his favoured areas of research being in anatomy and behaviour.

Harry has three years of zoo keeping experience with all taxa. This is extensively with mammals, however, he also has experience with reptiles, birds, fish and invertebrates. He is experienced in providing daily care to endangered and, in some cases, critically endangered species.

In addition he has acquired specialist knowledge in husbandry training of large mammals such as elephants, tigers and giraffes. Harry is highly experienced in using practical skills such as animal husbandry, administering basic zoo veterinary treatments, hand rearing, animal handling and creating enrichment.

Harry has two years of zoological management experience, acquiring a wide set of skills and knowledge pertaining to; enclosure design, collection planning, designing conservation initiatives, supervising research, organising animal transports and aiding studbook management.

Billy Cooper
Billy Cooper Studying HND Animal Management at Hopwood Hall College and University Centre Studied: Animal Management

Billy made the most of every opportunity on his course – even becoming the chair of the Conservation Society Initiative (CSI). He’s now progressed to our University Centre to gain the most cutting edge skills in Animal Management.

“The facilities are excellent. It’s hard to believe there’s such an extraordinary place like this in Greater Manchester!”

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346