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Agricultural and Livestock Science
Bachelor of Agricultural and Livestock Science
Bachelor of Agricultural and Livestock Science

Bachelor of Agricultural and Livestock Science

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element) or
  • PTE 65 (with a minimum of 59 in each element) or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 (with a minimum of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)

Course Information

Designed to focus on more applied aspects of animal science. You'll study the production and management of commercial livestock within animal-based agricultural systems.

Practical sessions at the University Farm include animal handling sessions with different livestock species. Visits to local livestock farms help you to develop your understanding within a real-life context.

Modules in management teach you how to manage groups of animals from a business perspective. You can apply your learning by helping to managing the student sheep flock.

Topics include:

  • animal health and disease
  • nutrition
  • physiology
  • livestock production
  • agri-marketing

You'll be supported in your final-year project with supervisors at one of the country's top agricultural research centres.

Sutton Bonington Campus is home to the University Farm and Dairy Centre. The farm is commercially run, with facilities for research and teaching. There is a farm demonstration centre and farm staff contribute to the teaching on our degree programmes

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Year 1

You will build on your science knowledge through modules in the biological sciences relating to livestock. You'll study:

  • safe animal handling
  • animal biological systems
  • genetic engineering
  • Sustainability in Agricultural Systems
  • Animal Biology
  • Introduction to Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Sustainable Systems: From Farm to Fork
  • Introductory Physiology
  • Essential Study Skills

Year 2

This year you'll learn how economics and marketing are applied in agriculture, livestock science and management. You'll learn more about:

  • livestock production in commercial systems
  • nutrition, health and disease

You can also choose between two and four optional modules. Some of the most popular are listed below.

Core modules

  • Applied Animal Science
  • Principles of Animal Health and Disease
  • Applied Agricultural and Food Marketing
  • Enterprise Management Challenge
  • Economic Analysis for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Professional Skills for Bioscientists
  • Research Techniques for Bioscientists

Optional modules

  • Soils
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Agri-Business Enterprise and Innovation
  • Computer Modelling in Science: Introduction
  • Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Practical Policy Making
  • Animal Behaviour and Physiology
  • Global Agribusiness Field Course

Year 3

A major part of your degree at Nottingham is your research project, specialising in animal production. Our academic staff are known for applied animal science research in fertility, nutrition, reproduction and product quality.

You can choose between three and six optional modules. Some popular modules are listed below.

Core modules

  • Livestock Production Science
  • Agricultural and Livestock Science Research Project

Optional modules

  • Rural Business Management
  • Management Consultancy
  • Companion Animal Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Biotechnology in Animal Physiology
  • Applied Bioethics 1: Animals, Biotechnology and Society
  • Agronomy Field Course
  • Agronomy Case Study
  • Applied Bioethics 2: Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and the Environment

 Agrics Society

The student Agrics Society host many events throughout the year including trips to a variety of farms, guest speakers and socials in Nottingham and locally. They organise training and certifications using university facilities such as tractor licenses.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Job roles from this degree include; animal nutritionists, livestock consultants, livestock market analysts, farm managers, teaching. You could choose further study, including veterinary science, PhDs or research positions in further education or industry.

Graduates destinations include:

  • Beef Agriculture Manager at Dunbia
  • Graduate Consultant at Kite Consulting
  • Feed Formulation Specialist at Cargills

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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