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Title: HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation
Location: Canterbury College

HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation

Loss of biodiversity is an increasing concern at national, European and global levels. To work as a professional with wildlife and in conservation, you will need both practical skills and knowledge of theory to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places. This course focusses on conservation both in wildlife centres and in the wild, which is ideal if you want to pursue a career involving wildlife working in either of those environments. We have close links to local wildlife centres to provide you with a wide range of experiences throughout your course.

UCAS codes

  • Institution name: EKC Group
  • Institution code: C12
  • Course code: 4T5H
  • Campus name: Canterbury College

What will I learn?

The HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation award offers students a mix of animal welfare, psychology and science modules supported by a core of wildlife conservation content.

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

How will I be assessed?

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

What may it lead to?

Students who complete the HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation programme may be able to progress to the Canterbury College BSc (Hons) Animal Science programme, which is validated and certificated by the University of Kent.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS tariff points are required for this course, with GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above.

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. Students on this course will be offered the opportunity to take part in an African safari. The cost for this will be in the region of £2,300. 

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

  • Hours Yr 1: 435
  • Hours Yr 2: 420
  • Self-directed study hours Yr1: 765
  • Self-directed study hours Yr 2: 780

In association with the University of Kent.

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Contact us

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111