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BSc (Hons)Animal Management

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Course code D300
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This programme’s variety of courses and practical work produce multi-skilled graduates who are able to gain employment within many areas of the animal industry.

Students’ learning is further enhanced by visits and talks from some of the industry’s leading organisations. Hadlow College has close links with the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Kent and Sussex Wildlife Trusts, the Association of British Wild Animal Keepers and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Throughout the programme there will be opportunities to see a variety of different management practices through a range of field trips. Past trips have included a study tour at Jersey Zoo, whale watching in Tenerife, and conservation trips to South Africa, Zambia and Costa Rica.

The aims of the programme are:

To provide a comprehensive grounding in animal management, welfare and conservation, addressing the underpinning knowledge of the applied animal sciences.
To develop a comprehensive understanding and application of a broad number of key disciplines related to animal management, such as nutrition and behaviour.

Programme structure

Year 1

Concepts in Animal Welfare (15 credits)
Principles of Animal Science (30 credits)
Principles of Animal Husbandry (30 credits)
Concepts in Animal Behaviour (15 credits)
Principles of Management (Land-Based) (15 credits)
Concepts in Conservation (15 credits)

Year 2

Breeding Management and Genetics (15 credits)
Animal Health (15 credits)
Research Skills (15 credits)
Comparative Anatomy, Adaptations and Evolution (15 credits)
Industrial Experience (15 credits)
Applied Enterprise Management (15 credits)
Exotic Collection Management (15 credits)
One 15-credit option from: Problem Behaviour Management; Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues; Project Management (15 credits)

Year 3

Current Issues for the Animal Sciences (15 credits)
Applied Animal Nutrition (15 credits)
Animal Welfare Issues (15 credits)
Honours Project for the Animal Sciences (30 credits)
One option from: Field Biology or Advanced Animal Behaviour (15 credits)
Two 15-credit options from: Wildlife and Habitat Conservation; Behavioural Ecology or Geographical Information Systems for the Animal Sciences (30 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress to related MSc or PhD programmes or to management and research posts within the animal industry.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States