Animal Studies

  • HND

  • 2 years full-time

UCAS Institution Code
B68

UCAS Course Code
263H

Fees
£7,500 (Year 1, 2020/21)*

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This course develops the academic base of vocational skills and provides higher education training for those seeking a career change or development within the animal studies industry.

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You will gain a sound scientific background as part of the course, along with specialised vocational module delivery.

Modules may include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Principles of animal behaviour
  • Principles of animal biology
  • Small animal nutrition
  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Animal health and disease
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Conservation biology

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical portfolios, exams, assignments, presentations, reports and case studies.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to degrees including animal science, agriculture, welfare, zoology or enter employment in roles such as animal welfare, veterinary nursing and research or with charitable organisations.

You will gain a sound scientific background as part of the course, along with specialised vocational module delivery.

Modules include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Principles of animal behaviour
  • Principles of animal biology
  • Small animal nutrition
  • Academic and vocational skills
  • Animal health and disease
  • Professional practice and employability in the land-based sector
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Conservation biology

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical portfolios, exams, assignments, presentations, reports and case studies.

  • 48 UCAS points (2017 tariff) [2 D’s at A level]

Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered.

Following successful completion of the HND, you can progress to degrees including animal science, agriculture, welfare, zoology or enter employment in roles such as animal welfare, veterinary nursing and research or with charitable organisations.

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