Agricultural and Livestock Science BSc

University of Nottingham
In Nottingham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Nottingham
Duration 3 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Nottingham
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Our Agricultural and Livestock Science degree is designed for those students who are interested in the more applied aspects of animal science – the production and management of commercial livestock within animal-based agricultural systems.
The course will develop your scientific understanding of the nutrition, physiology and production of animals and how they interact with their physical environment. This scientific approach is combined with modules in business management so that you also gain an understanding of how to manage groups of animals from a business and consultancy perspective. As part of our applied approach, teaching and field trips involve staff from a wide range of commercial businesses.
Your final year research project offers the opportunity to become involved in the research activities of one the country's top agricultural research centres on campus.
The degree is based at the Sutton Bonington Campus, known internationally for its applied animal science research in fertility, nutrition, reproduction and product quality.
The on-campus University Farm has dairy and sheep enterprises and is close to other farms with livestock-based systems. Our Dairy Centre is a ‘DairyCo’ knowledge transfer site and hosts many demonstration events for the dairy industry. We milk 200 Holstein cows and rear our own replacements.
University Farm and Dairy Centre
See our other agricultural sciences degree options: Agriculture; Agricultural and Crop Science;International Agricultural Science; Integrated Agricultural Business Management (with industry placement)
Year one
In the first year, you follow a broad base of modules in the biological sciences, providing an essential building block for future study.
Year two
Core modules include Applied Animal Science, Principles of Animal Health and Disease and Animal Behaviour as well as training to prepare you for your research project.
Year three
The core taught module is Livestock Production Science plus...

Where and when
Starts Location
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University Of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Nottinghamshire, England
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Starts Different dates available
University Of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Nottinghamshire, England
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· Requirements

A levels: ABB-BBB, at least two science-based subjects at A level (geography, maths and psychology also accepted) and an additional A level or equivalent. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted for these courses.We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects. English language requirements IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element) Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language...

What you'll learn on the course

Business and Management
Animal Behaviour

Course programme

Typical year one modules Compulsory The Biosciences and Global Food Security Biochemistry – The Building Blocks of Life Genes and Cells: 1 Introduction to Nutrition Contemporary Agricultural Systems Animal Biology Grassland Management Genes and Cells 2 Biosciences Tutorials and Foundation Science Optional - there are no optional modules in year one. Typical year two modules Compulsory Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Applied Animal Science Principles of Animal Health and Disease Professional Skills for Bioscientists Agricultural and Food Marketing Animal Behaviour Enterprise Management Challenge Optional Principles of Animal Nutrition Reproductive Physiology Principles of Immunology Agri-Business Enterprise and Innovation Practical Policy Making Human and Techological Resource Management Other modules by approval of the course manager Typical year three modules Compulsory Research Project Livestock Production Science Optional Field Crops Cereals Rural Business Management Applied Bioethics 1: Animals, Biotechnology and Society Companion Animal Science Animal Nutrition Management Consultancy Field Crops Reproduction and Fertility Applied Bioethics 2: Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and the Environment The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

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