Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Biology

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Course summary

This course explores the fascinating animal kingdom and the scientific principles that underpin this important and wide-ranging subject area. Your lectures will cover major scientific principles, including anatomy and physiology, behaviour, genetics, ecology, and nutrition. The course focuses on the study of companion and livestock species, and their housing, management and nutrition. Core scientific study is supported by practical animal handling in our specialist Animal Unit. This purpose-built centre houses approximately 250 animals of 70 species. Our unique Brackenhurst Campus is also home to larger animals, including donkeys, horses, sheep, cattle, and goats, as well as a working farm. The course includes field trips to animal health, welfare and conservation organisations and breeding centres. You’ll also hear from external industry professionals through a range of guest lectures.

Course details

Modules

Year One

  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Animal Reproduction and Genetics
  • Animal Health and Disease
Year Two
  • Disease Investigation and Epidemiology
  • Animal Genetics
  • Physiology of Behaviour
  • Research Skills
  • Animal Nutritional Health
  • Animal Adaptations
Final year
  • Advanced Animal Nutrition
  • Comparative Performance
  • Sustainable Animal Management
  • Welfare Science
  • Dissertation
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C301
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
Brackenhurst Campus
Campus code:
3

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

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72%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

Provider information

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ


Clearing contact details

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Clearing Team

0115 8486000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Our Clearing Hotline is opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0930-1630; Friday 0930-1600 From 18 August we have extended opening hours: Thursday 18 August 0800 - 1900 Friday 19 August 0800 - 1900 Saturday 20 August 0900 - 1700 Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August 0900-1700


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Animal Biology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS