Agricultural and Livestock Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

At Nottingham, we take an applied approach. You'll build your science, business and practical knowledge throughout the course. You will learn how to use the science of agriculture to sustainably tackle global challenges, such as how to feed a growing population. You'll study the production, nutrition, reproduction and management of commercial livestock within animal-based agricultural systems. Practical sessions at the University Farm include animal handling sessions with different livestock species. Visits to local livestock farms help you to develop your understanding within a real-life context. Modules in management teach you how to manage groups of animals from a business perspective. You can apply your learning by helping to manage the student sheep flock on campus. Topics include:

  • animal health and disease
  • nutrition
  • physiology
  • livestock production
  • agri-marketing
Sutton Bonington Campus is home to the University Farm and Dairy Centre. The farm is commercially run, with facilities for research and teaching. There is a farm demonstration centre and farm staff contribute to the teaching on our degree programmes. The Centre for Dairy Science and Innovation has the latest technologies for researching dairy-related topics, such as:
  • feed efficiency
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • environmental emissions
Throughout your degree, you have the opportunity to 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


In your first year you'll study sustainable systems used by commercial UK farms. By visiting the University Farm and other local farms you will 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 also 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

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Minimum 5.5 in each element.
TOEFL (iBT)80Minimum 17 in Writing and Listening; 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic65Minimum 59 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Agricultural and Livestock Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS