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.
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:
Assessment is by examinations and coursework including projects, essays and presentations.
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.
48 UCAS tariff points are required for this course, with GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above.
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.
In association with the University of Kent.
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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