EKC Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Kent

Applied Animal Science

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Course summary

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

Assessment method

You will be assessed through written report-based assignments, practical workshops, research projects, presentations, and examinations.

How to apply

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Canterbury College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature Students who do not fit this profile but have relevant experience are welcomed on the programme.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)5.5

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU nationals with pre-settled or settled status: UK domicile fees apply.
Applied Animal Science at EKC Group - UCAS