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
- Computer Science year - use algorithms to analyse complex data and apply this to your course
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. In the final year project you 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.
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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- Sutton Bonington Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 are required.
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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.