Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Animal Science (top-up)

Study this one year, top-up degree taught at Canterbury College and awarded by the University of Kent.

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Course overview

The Animal Science (top-up) is designed to be a progression route for students who have successfully completed the HND in Applied Animal Science or equivalent award.

On this programme you 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.

Why study Animal Science (top-up) at Kent?

Wide range of modules

Gain an understanding of anthrozoology, wildlife heritage, pathology and immunology, alongside core animal science content.  


Real-world experience

You will have as much practical involvement with animals as possible, and a number of trips and activities are organised each year. 

Excellent facilities

During the course, you'll have access to professional laboratories and an animal centre.

Everything you need to know about our Animal Science (top-up) course

Entry requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You'll study a range of modules covering anthrozoology, wildlife heritage, pathology and immunology, and animal science.

How you'll study

You will be assessed through examinations and coursework, including projects, essays and presentations.

Fees and funding

The fees for this course are £6,000 per annum full-time for UK students.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

There will be an additional cost for any trips.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Please check with Canterbury College for potential funding opportunities.

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Full-time applicants

Full-time applicants (including international applicants) should
apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
(UCAS) system. 

If you need help or advice on your application, you
should speak with your careers advisor or contact UCAS Customer Contact
Centre. You can also write to UCAS at:

UCAS Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 28
GL52 3LZ

The institution code number of the University of Kent is K24, and the code name is KENT.

As this course is delivered at Canterbury College, you should add the campus code C in Section 3(d).

Application deadlines

See the UCAS website for information about deadlines and an outline of the UCAS process.

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