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Animal Science is the applied science of domesticated animals, including farm animals, horses and companion animals. At Aberystwyth, 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. 

  • 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 foreign exchanges;
  • An award-winning institute environment. 

Animal Science is the applied science of domesticated animals, including farm animals, horses and companion animals. At Aberystwyth, 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...

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Course Content

In the first year you will explore:

  • Anatomy and physiology of domesticated animals
  • Major farm animal production systems (beef, sheep, dairy, pig, broiler and egg)
  • Cell structure
  • Biomolecules
  • Genetics
  • Metabolism
  • And have training in communication and research skills

 In your second year you will study:

  • Mammalian reproductive anatomy and physiology relevant to livestock, equids and companion animals
  • Animal welfare
  • The immune system
  • You will be given an option to follow an equine, livestock or behavioural pathway, with modules specific to these pathways
  • Material necessary for your final year dissertation
  • An opportunity to undertake a period of work experience

In your third year you will investigate:

  • Animal biotechnology
  • Animal breeding
  • Parasitology
  • Infectious diseases
  • You will continue to follow your chosen pathway, with its specific modules
  • And undertake a compulsory dissertation

In the first year you will explore: Anatomy and physiology of domesticated animals Major farm animal production systems (beef, sheep, dairy, pig, broiler and egg) Cell structure Biomolecules Genetics Metabolism And have training in communication and research...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Biology

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5 points...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through:

  • Essays
  • Practical exercise
  • Oral presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Reports
  • Statistical exercises
  • Dossiers
  • Posters
  • Portfolios
  • Wikis
  • Reflective diaries
  • Literature reviews
  • Magazine articles
  • Filed notebooks
  • Exams

You will be assessed through: Essays Practical exercise Oral presentations Worksheets Reports Statistical exercises Dossiers Posters Portfolios Wikis Reflective diaries Literature reviews Magazine articles Filed...

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