Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation at EKC Group - UCAS

EKC Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Kent

Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation

Course summary

This Higher National Diploma (HND) in Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation brings together Animal Biology with Conservation. The effective conservation of species, ecosystems and natural resources is vital for future sustainable development. On this course you will gain the academic knowledge, applied theory and hands-on field experience needed to manage habitats and conserve wildlife. You will also enrich your knowledge by exploring wider topics such as rewilding, environmental issues, surveying techniques and the work of conservation organisations. After successfully completing this (HND) you may wish to consider enrolling for additional year of study on the BSc (Hons) Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation (Top-up). We have very close and excellent links with local and international employers including many conservation groups, veterinary industry, RSPCA, Lion Aid, Orangutan Veterinary Aid, Wildwood trust, Kruger National Park, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park. Our students have recently undertaken animal enrichment projects at the parks to enhance the living conditions and enrichment for various species. This included: a sand and herb activity area for wild dogs, a feed distribution device to enable food foraging for anteaters and enclosure enrichment for the Baboons, Lions and Wild Boar and well as a high platform for the Tigers.


The programme includes the following modules: Ethology Animal Husbandry Anatomy & Histology Introduction to Conservation & Ecology Animal Health & Disease Animal Nutrition Applications of Animal Science The Conservation of Global Biodiversity Animal Nursing Conservation Research Project Applied Animal Psychology Animal Welfare Principles of Microbiology Genetics & Animal Breeding Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Surveying Wildlife for Conservation

Assessment method

You will be assessed through written report-based assignments, practical workshops, research dissertation, 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

Students who do not fit this profile but have relevant paid or voluntary work experience are encouraged to contact the College to discuss their individual circumstances.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)5.5

Student Outcomes

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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
Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation at EKC Group - UCAS