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
- livestock production
- feed efficiency
- antimicrobial resistance
- environmental emissions
- 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.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Sutton Bonington Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Minimum 5.5 in each element.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Minimum 17 in Writing and Listening; 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.|
|PTE Academic||65||Minimum 59 in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.