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 Cognition and Training
Final year
  • Advanced Animal Nutrition
  • Comparative Performance
  • Animal Adaptions
  • Welfare Science
  • Dissertation
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (50%), written exam (33%), practical (17%) Year 2 Coursework (50%), written exam (17%), practical (33%) Final Year Coursework (83%), written exam (17%)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C302
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

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
73%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2023 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2022 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Animal Biology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS