|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in Biology
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
Additionally, state English examination results are accepted as proof of proficency.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Animal science is the science of the animals that are used by man. In Aberystwyth, this means farm animals, horses and companion animals. Animal scientists study the nutrition, breeding, fertility, health, behaviour, physiology and anatomy of a wide range of domesticated animals. Our students develop the skills required for successful careers using these animals on a daily basis.
Here’s why we think that Aberystwyth is a great place to be an animal scientist!
- Passionate teaching staff who conduct research in all areas of animal science.
- Great module choice within the course, allowing you to concentrate on the species of most interest to you
- Fantastic modern laboratories, farms, equine centre, aquarium and microscopy suite
- Opportunities for work experience and foreign exchanges
- An award winning institute environment
If you are interested in livestock, horses or companion animals then animal science is for you.
You will be fully supported with developing your employability skills throughout the degree scheme. The degree will allow you to develop your ability to assess the welfare of domestic animals based on the underpinning science and the ability to explain the principles of genetics to maximise the efficiency of breeding programmes for domestic animals as well as developing a range of transferable skills highly valued by employers. Many students as part of their supervised final year project have access to highly specialised facilities for example world class animal nutrition facilities. These facilities enable students to develop their specialist skills and knowledge preparing them for a successful transition into the workplace. Depending on your chosen study pathway, you will also have skills in management of people, animals and resources, and you will possess the latest expertise in animal-related business practices.
As a specialist branch of Zoology, your BSc in Animal Science opens up a range of exciting opportunities for employment and further training. You will be a strong candidate for work as an ecologist, conservationist, veterinary scientist, livestock manager or farming consultant. Graduates also find work in the media, scientific journalism, teaching and research.