The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Animal Science has been developed to provide education and training for a range of careers in Animal Welfare, Behaviour, Nursing, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Animal Husbandry, Conservation and Sciences. The programme is appropriate for the development of individuals who already have a role in these industries and is equally relevant to those who wish to study Animal Sciences at a higher level to develop themselves prior to employment in the industry. The programme is designed to provide the skills and abilities necessary to enable progression onto our BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Science. We have very close and excellent links with local and international employers including many conservation groups, veterinary industry, RSPCA, Science laboratories, Orangutan Veterinary Aid, Wildwood trust, Kruger National Park, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Howlett’s Wild Animal Park. Our students have recently undertaken animal enrichment projects at the zoo’s to enhance the living conditions and enrichment for various species. We have full access to a working farm where our students can gain valuable practical experience with lambing and the general care of a range of animal species.
The programme includes the following modules: Ethology Animal Husbandry Anatomy & Histology Introduction to Conservation & Ecology Animal Health & Disease Principles of Cell Biology Animal Nutrition Applications of Animal Science Vertebrate Physiology Animal Nursing Research Project Applied Animal Psychology Animal Welfare Principles of Microbiology Genetics & Animal Breeding Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
You will be assessed through written report-based assignments, practical workshops, research projects, presentations, and examinations.
How to apply
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Mature Students who do not fit this profile but have relevant experience are welcomed on the programme.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
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