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BSc (Hons) Animal Management

The BSc (Hons) Animal Management offers a high quality broad-based training experience in animal management, by providing a solid understanding of applied animal sciences, together with a comprehensive insight into a number of key disciplines crucial to animal management. This programme enables students to develop their theoretical, practical and technical experience in animal management.

For more information on the BSc (Hons) Animal Management degree programme please see our dedicated microsite on the Rural University Experience you can expect from Hadlow College.


Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

3 years, full-time.

UCAS Institution Code:

G70 (University of Greenwich)

UCAS Code:

D300 H BSc/AniMgt


Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

Year 1 – Level 4

  • Evolution and Taxonomy (15)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (15)
  • Principles of Animal Husbandry (30)
  • Concepts of Conservation (15)
  • Concepts of Animal Behaviour (15)
  • Research Skills (15)
  • Concepts of Welfare (15)

Year  2 – Level 5

  • Breeding Management and Genetics (15)
  • Exotic Collection Management (15)
  • Industrial Experience and Skills
  • Development (15)
  • Animal Ecophysiology (15)
  • Statistics for the Animal Sciences (15)
  • Field Biology and Conservation
  • Management (15)
  • Animal Health and Disease Management (15)
  • A choice of either: Problem Behaviour Management and Animal Training (15) OR Global Biodiversity and Conservation Issues (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

  • Animal Welfare Issues (15)
  • Comparative Animal Nutrition (15)
  • Advanced Animal Behaviour (15)
  • Semester 2 Honours Project for the
  • Animal Sciences (30)
  • Current Issues (15)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Conservation (15)
  • A choice of either: Behavioural Ecology (15) OR Animal Production Systems (15)

Assessment Method:

Each course is assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assessments and end of course examinations and assessments. The nature of the coursework is appropriate to the subject area and learning outcomes outlined in the course specification forms. Coursework, individual and group oral and PowerPoint presentations, research reports, case studies and assignments, and closed book examinations will all be used in combination with industry relevant context specific assessments utilising technologies where appropriate. Use of the VLE, new e-portfolios, websites is encouraged to embed technology into the programme for assessment.

Entry Requirements:

The entry criteria for the BSc (Hons) Animal Management is 96 UCAS points as agreed with the University. These 96 UCAS points is made up from A levels, preferably one in a Science based subject, or Level 3 vocational qualification for which students will have achieved the minimum of a Merit. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and science. Entry criteria meet the level expected of an Animal Management student.

Progression Routes:

BSc graduates have progressed to a highly diverse range of careers available at the completion of the programme which can involve practical based jobs as well as roles within animal related organisations. Potential career opportunities are wildlife officers, protected area managers, teaching, animal keepers, animal trainer, reserve wardens, wildlife rangers and environmental education. Graduates may also find career opportunities as lecturers in Animal Management in both Further Education and Higher Education providers. Some graduates wish to pursue further post graduate opportunities such as Masters degrees and PhD programmes.

Specialist Equipment Needed

Personal protective equipment for carrying out practical elements on the Animal Management Unit. Students will need; steel toe capped boots, black cargo trousers, green Hadlow polo t-shirt and a green Hadlow jumper and/or coat (for colder weather). A white laboratory coat is also useful to have for laboratory-based practicals.

Available Clothing

Animal Management Jacket

Animal Management Sweatshirt

Animal Management Polo Shirt


  • Multi-million pound animal management home to a range of species
  • Small mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, aquatics and grazing animals
  • Extensive paddock facilities
  • 6 custom built aviaries for exotic birds
  • Commercial dog grooming salon
  • Fully functioning veterinary nursing training suite equipped for teaching purposes

Typical Employers

Animal rescue centres, animal charities, zoos and wildlife parks, as well as educational institutions and retail outlets.

Industry Links

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.

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