This integrated masters course advances your skills in animal science research. You'll study how to write research proposals and how to communicate your research to a wider audience. You'll develop your project management skills and your grasp of analytical techniques. All of these are essential if you decide you'd like a research career. Our animal science course focuses on the health and care of managed animals. We cover livestock, companion, zoo, and lab animals. As you progress through the course you can choose to specialise in different areas:
- Bioveterinary Science - examine the science behind animal health and disease
- Physiology and Biotechnology - study animal structure and function, including stem cell and developmental biology
- Livestock Production - investigate the science of farm animal nutrition, productivity and fertility
- Ecology and Conservation – focus on the science, management and welfare of zoo and captive animals
- Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three
- Study abroad - options include Australia, Canada, or Europe
During year one, you'll study core modules to ensure everyone has the same level of science knowledge. You'll cover animal biology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy and nutrition. There is a mixture of teaching with large group lectures, small group tutorials, and practical sessions. In years two and three, you get to choose your specialist option. You can choose from different optional modules regardless of your specialist option. The third year project will further develop your skills by working on a piece of original research or a critical literature review. You'll be supervised and mentored by our academics and researchers. You can study livestock, companion, laboratory or zoo animals. Some projects involve the University Farm and Dairy Centre. You can work also on projects offsite, for example at Twycross Zoo. The additional fourth year enables you to graduate with an integrated masters level qualification. You'll carry out an independent piece of research, and have modules to support this. You'll develop further skills in the coordination and management of research projects.
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
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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.