Assessments include coursework, individual and group oral and PowerPoint presentations, mixed media formats, research reports, case studies and assignments, and closed and open book examination.
Graduates will find a diverse range of career opportunities available at the completion of the programme which can involve practical based jobs as well as roles within organisations that have more of a campaigning role.
Typical empployers include animal rescue centres, animal charities, zoos and wildlife parks, as well as educational institutions and retail outlets.
Student who begin the programme are expected to purchase equipment that will allow them to work on the Animal Management Unit. The items required are steel toe capped boots, black cargo trousers, green Hadlow branded polo shirt (jumpers also available) and students are also encouraged to buy appropriate outdoor weather gear as well.
The need for these items is also highlighted to students in induction week and in paperwork sent out with conformation of their place on the programme.
Course specific reading lists can be made available to students if requested but it is stressed they are subject to change before the start of the academic year.
Students benefit from close ties with a number of different organisations including the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, the Kent Wildlife Trust as well as local zoos, wildlife parks and rare breed centres.
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.
Year 1 – Level 4
• Concepts in Animal Husbandry (15)
• Principles of Animal Behaviour (30)
• Concepts in Animal Welfare (15)
• Research Skills (15)
• Concepts in Animal Science (15)
• Work Based Learning 1 (30)
Year 2 – Level 5
• Breeding Management and Genetics (15)
• Statistics for the Animal Sciences (15)
• Applied Animal Welfare (15)
• Animal Cognition and Learning (15)
• Problem Behaviour Management and Animal Training (15)
• Work Based Learning 2 (30)
A choice of either: • Exotic Collection Management (15) OR • Animal Health and Disease Management (15)