Canterbury College - HND Applied Animal Science
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Qualification: HND Applied 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.

HND Applied Animal Science

The HND Applied Animal Science programme provides a valued vocational award. This programme covers a broad range of issues related to companion animals, wildlife, conservation and animal husbandry. Students undertake practical work both in the laboratory and in the field to develop their skills and understanding. The College Animal Team use their links with Kent animal parks Howletts and Port Lympne to enable students to improve the life of the parks' animals and gain experience of working with real animal issues. Students attend a field trip every year in the United Kingdom and every second year go further afield. Previous trips have included South Africa.

UCAS codes

  • Institution name: EKC Group
  • Institution code: C12
  • Course code: 039D
  • Campus name: Canterbury College

What will I learn?

The programme is chosen from 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

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework, practical assignments and project work.

What may it lead to?

Upon completion, students will have the skills to enter a career in the animal science sector. Progression can also be made into postgraduate or professional study including, subject to meeting entry criteria, the BSc (Hons) Animal Science at Canterbury College.

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

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 of this will be in the region of £2,300. Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week. 

  • Hours Yr1: 450
  • Hours Yr2: 480
  • Self-directed study hours Yr1: 750
  • Self-directed study hours Yr2: 780

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.

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Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111