Canterbury College - BSC (Hons) Animal Science
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Qualification: BSC (Hons) Animal Science
Location: Canterbury College
Fee: £6000 p.a. FT for UK students, £3000 p.a. PT for UK students. EU students, please contact the department for further information.

BSC (Hons) Animal Science

This is a one-year top-up degree taught at Canterbury College and awarded by the University of Kent. It is designed to be a progression route for students who have successfully completed the HND in Applied Animal Science or equivalent award.

UCAS Codes

  • Institution: University of Kent
  • Course: D390
  • Campus Code: K24

What will I learn?

The six modules studied will be selected from:

  • Animal Adaptations
  • Clinical Animal Behaviour
  • Pathology and Immunology
  • Conservation and Wildlife Heritage
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Anthrozoology
  • Clinical Animal Science

There will also be an independent research project, which will be undertaken alongside the taught modules.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by examinations and coursework including projects, essays and presentations.

What may it lead to?

Employment in the animal science sector. Students may also wish to progress to postgraduate study.

Entry requirements

To be considered for entry to this honours degree top-up award, applicants must have 240 credits in a related discipline. This usually means a pass grade or above at HND or a pass grade or above at FdA (foundation degree).

Additional information & other costs

Students will have access to well-equipped laboratories and an animal centre. You will have as much practical involvement with animals as possible, and a number of trips and activities are organised each year. There will be an additional cost for all trips.

Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week: 

  • Hours Yr1: 360
  • Self-directed study hours: 840

In association with the University of Kent.

Course fees for the 2022/23 academic year are £6000 p.a. FT and £3000 p.a. PT for UK students. EU students, please contact the department. For further information please refer to guidance from the UK Government and Student Finance England.

If you have a disability including learning difficulties, mental health or long term illness, you may be eligible to claim an allowance to cover extra costs both academic and personal. This is known as Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and can be applied for through Student Finance at the same time as your student tuition fee and/or maintenance loan. Please refer to UK Government guidance for further information.

Disclaimer: In accordance with consumer law for higher education providers, Canterbury College makes every effort to ensure that the information contained on its website is fair and accurate to provide educational services, as described. The College reserves the right to change all information including fees, other costs, times, days and duration of courses and undertakes to keep applicants informed of any changes.

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111