This is a top-up degree course for students who have completed the HND Applied Animal Science or equivalent award. This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the biology of animals and the conservation of wildlife.
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.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.
Access to HE Diploma
BTEC Level 5 HND
International Foundation Programme
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average.
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
You will need at least a Merit grade at HND in Applied Animal Science or other relevant discipline or a Foundation Degree with a value of 240 credits.
International students cannot be admitted to this programme at this time due to visa restrictions.
English Language Requirements
Please see our English language entry requirements web page.
Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
Duration: 1 year full-time
The seven modules studied will be selected from:
- Conservation Zoology
- Conservation & Wildlife Heritage
- Animal Adaptations
- Clinical Animal Behaviour
- Pathology & Immunology
- Conservation Research Project
Fees and Funding
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.
We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.Search scholarships
Please check with Canterbury College for potential funding opportunities.
Annual tuition fees
Teaching and assessment
Assessment is by coursework projects, essays, presentations and examinations.
Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week.
Hours Year 1: 360
Self-directed study hours: 840
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Apply for Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation (top-up) - BA (Hons)
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,
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).
See the UCAS website for information about deadlines and an outline of the UCAS process.
United Kingdom/EU enquiries
Enquire online for full-time study
For enquiries, please contact Canterbury College:
T: 01227 811164
International student enquiries
T: +44 (0)1227 823254
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