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Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Science

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Course summary

Enhance your understanding of the internal workings of many fascinating animal species. Animal science focuses on the scientific disciplines that underpin the management of captive, productive and companion animals. This will include but not be limited to animal health, biology, behaviour, nutrition and anatomy. PROGRAMME MODULES Year 1: (30 credits each) → Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition → Principles of Animal Science → Animal Behaviour → Professional Development in the Work Environment Year 2: → Advanced Animal Nutrition → Comparative Anatomy and Physiology → Research Methods → Professional Development in the Work Environment 2 CAREERS You could work within animal science related industries such as animal nutrition and technology, field research, animal health, wildlife biology, or in veterinary and research laboratories.

Course details


Year 1: animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), principles of animal science (30 credits), professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits) and animal behaviour (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); advanced animal nutrition (30 credits); comparative anatomy and physiology (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000* Year 1
Scotland £8000* Year 1
Wales £8000* Year 1
Channel Islands £8000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
Animal Science at Activate Learning - UCAS