Why should you apply to study this course? If you are interested in preventing diseases and improving the health and welfare of animals based on a strong understanding of the scientific principles behind them then this is the course for you. What will this degree entail? This course will be based on scientific principles of biology and physiology of animals to understand the mechanisms behind their health and diseases. During the course you will study a variety of subject disciplines, including basic animal health related topics such as nutrition, biotechnology, microbiology, disease sciences and disease control strategies. In addition, you will focus on the global animal health industry, understanding the emergence and transmission of animal diseases, their risk to other animals and humans. You will spend time in our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, on-campus farm and companion animal house applying skills whilst gaining subject specific knowledge in classroom-based studies. The course will also introduce business management of relevance to working within animal related industries. As with other Harper Adams University degrees, a key feature of this course is a placement year where you will get an opportunity to work in an industry of your choice, enabling you to put knowledge into practice, develop your network and discover your future ambitions. In your final year you will build on this experience and conduct a specialist research project.
A wide range of assessment methods are used. Depending on the module these include examination, assignments, practical spot-tests and presentations.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
An understanding of a biological science based subject, for example Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science or Physical Education would be preferable. We would welcome applications from candidates offering other evidence of their suitability for this programme. For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website www.harper.ac.uk The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm
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Additional entry requirements
Interviews will take place on an ad-hoc basis should the Course Manager wish to discuss any aspect of your application and for all potentially suitable applicants who require visa sponsorship.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|