|Location||United Kingdom, Hadlow (Hadlow College)|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years (3 days a week)|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Good exam results in Biology and Chemistry
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.
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.
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)
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)
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)
Graduates can progress to related MSc or PhD programmes or to management and research posts within the animal industry.