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Undergraduate courses

Our BSc Animal Science and Bioveterinary Sciences degrees focus on domestic and captive animals, their biology, health, and the science behind how humans manage them to ensure they thrive in our society. We also offer the courses with a Foundation or Placement Year.

Why study with us?

Benefit from our links with the animal science community including the British Society of Animal Science, and our excellent large animal research facilities. Gain the skills you need for a career in animal health, nutrition, welfare or research.

How you'll study

Gain practical knowledge and skills through a mix of theory and hands-on experience. You'll visit our working farms and local animal-related organisations as part of your studies.

Life in the Department

Join our friendly, research-active department to take part in seminars, where you'll hear from our community of staff, PhD researchers and guest speakers at the forefront of the discipline.

Meet the team

Our community of staff includes internationally renowned academics, recognised for the excellence of their teaching and research.

Our facilities

Benefit from specialist facilities in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, including the Centre for Dairy Research and our modern laboratories.

Our research

Our research is driven by key global challenges and aligns closely with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are the 3rd highest placed UK University (QS World Ranking by Subject, 2024 - Agriculture and Forestry) for teaching and research. Ranked 27th in the world.