University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Agricultural and Livestock Science

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Course summary

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On this practical course, you'll balance animal science with the production and management of commercial livestock. You'll use the 450 hectare University Farm and visit local livestock farms. Teaching is based at Sutton Bonington Campus which has an international reputation for animal science research. You'll gain practical animal handling experience and use our Farm Demonstration Centre. The Centre for Dairy Science Innovation is also on-campus. These facilities offer the latest research technologies. You'll develop your scientific knowledge and use our labs and fields to apply this in practice. On this course you will:

  • manage a student sheep flock
  • get industry expertise from guest lectures and visits to commercial organisations
  • understand the nutrition, growth and welfare of farmed animals
Throughout your degree you can choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here:
  • Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three
  • Study abroad - options include Australia, Canada, or Europe
  • Year in Computer Science - use algorithms to analyse complex data and apply this to your course

Course details


In your first year you'll study sustainable systems used by commercial UK farms. Visiting the University Farm and other local farms to see what you've learnt in practice. You'll learn about safe animal handling, and animal biological systems. You'll find out about the latest developments around the world. Core second year modules cover applied animal science, animal health and disease, and agri-marketing. You take our Enterprise Management Challenge. Working in teams to manage your own sheep flock. You make all the agricultural science and business decisions. You'll observe the impact of your decisions as these are implemented on the farm. In your final year, you'll study livestock production systems, analysing performance and providing solutions. Your final year research project gives you chance to work at one of the country's top agricultural research centres. Our academic staff are known for applied animal science research in fertility, nutrition, reproduction and product quality.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall, including 75% or 7.5 in one science-based subject preferred subjects: biology, chemistry, maths, physics, or geography. GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade C (numeric grade 4)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £25000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Agricultural and Livestock Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS