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BSc (Hons)Bioveterinary Science

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This three-year programme will provide you with a wide knowledge of biological and animal sciences, practical techniques and transferable skills for careers allied to veterinary science, scientific research, conservation, animal welfare and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

The programme contains bespoke modules in Bioveterinary Science, in topics such as animal husbandry, veterinary form and function, veterinary parasitology and public health and veterinary epidemiology. Students also choose modules available in the School of Life Sciences, which include animal biodiversity, developmental biology, biodiversity practical skills, comparative animal physiology, animal behaviour and conservation biology.

There are several options available each year allowing the student to tailor their degree to fit with their strengths, interests and career aspirations. In the final year, all students have carry out an extended research project of their choice with an active research group. Various modes of teaching are used throughout the programme including lectures, practical classes, problem-based learning and guided study supported by our Virtual Learning Environment.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Core modules:

Molecules and Cells
Evolution and Biodiversity
Grand Challenges in Biology
Experimental Skills in Current Biology
Essential Skills for Life Sciences I
Introduction to Animal Husbandry
Biochemical Methods
Animal Biodiversity
Introduction to Animal Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Public Health

Programme Year Two

Core modules:

Veterinary Parasitology and Public Health
Veterinary Form and Function
Advanced Animal Husbandry
Essential Skills for Life Sciences II
Techniques in Cell Biology
Advanced Techniques in Zoology

Plus two of the following optional theory modules:

Regulatory and Neuro-Physiology
The Multicellular Organism
Cell Signalling in Health and Disease
The Immune System in Health and Disease
Comparative Animal Physiology
Evolutionary Biology
Pathological Basis of Animal Diseases

And two of the following practical modules:

Molecular Science
Advanced Genetics Techniques
Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry
Advanced Techniques in Genetics
Advanced Microbiological Techniques
Laboratory identification of parasites and diagnosis of parasitism
Advanced Techniques in Animal Behaviour, Health and Welfare

Programme Year Three

Core modules:

Advanced Skills in Bioveterinary Science
Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health
Biology of Veterinary Pathogens: Lessons for Disease Control
Animal Nervous and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Research Project

Plus three of the following optional modules:

Current Topics in Animal Behaviour
Conservation Biology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Primate Biology

Career opportunities

As a Life Sciences graduate from the University of Liverpool, you will have a good set of career options ahead of you. For those committed to a career as a research scientist, further study for a higher degree (MBiolSci, MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD) at the University of Liverpool or elsewhere is the normal route.

In the public sector, Life Sciences graduates are in demand in research institutes, government departments, the National Health Service, forensic science and the Environment Agency. Commercial sectors that actively recruit graduates from the Life Sciences include the pharmaceutical, food, biotechnology, water and agriculture industries.

There is also an increasing demand for life scientists to contribute to the public understanding of science as journalists and information/liaison officers, in view of the ethical and environmental issues that arise, for example, by developments in molecular biology and biotechnology.

A postgraduate qualification (PGCE) for entry into the teaching profession is also an option, with significant financial inducements provided to meet the current demand for science teachers. In addition to all of the opportunities for graduates in general, including careers outside of biology(such as management, accountancy and human resources), where the skills you have obtained in our degree programmes will be of considerable benefit, our degree programmes are also popular routes to postgraduate Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States