Our animal science programme is ideal if you're interested in a career in animal health, welfare, nutrition or research. Studying animal science gives you a wide range of options for working with animals, but it also gives you many transferable skills that are highly desirable with employers in any sector.
Many of our graduates have taken up posts in research, advisory and managerial services at commercial firms concerned with animal nutrition and health, and with commercial firms in allied areas such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries.
In addition, many Reading graduates go on to higher-level study such as master's programmes in specialist fields like conservation science or nutrition, or a PhD in Animal Sciences. Others have gained places to study veterinary medicine and science.
Our animal science programme offers great employability and careers support. We're proud to equip our graduates with the skills needed to gain top industry jobs, and we offer focused careers advice and networking opportunities.
You will complete a career planning module to develop skills for effective career decision-making and there are plenty of opportunities to build vital experience and skills from volunteering activities through the Reading Experience and Development (RED) Award.
During our regular careers fairs, you'll have the opportunity to establish good contacts among potential employers, and we provide you with advice on CV writing and job application strategies to increase the chances of getting the job you want. In fact, many of our students graduate having already received job offers.