This degree provides an in-depth study of how animals behave and function, and could lead to a vocational career in the animal sector. You'll study subjects that reflect the whole life of an animal, such as: microbiology and biochemistry animal behaviour animal reproduction and nutrition You gain practical experience through regular visits to local animal centres and the University's two farms. An optional work placement enhances your employability. You also have the chance to study and learn alongside staff in the Animal Science research group, who are internationally recognised for their research.
A degree in animal science provides an excellent basis for employment in one of the many different areas of animal science and related agricultural and environmental sectors. For example, careers in: animal welfare, as an RSPCA inspector or farm assurance assessor animal health, as a research scientist working in product development, or an account manager for an animal health company selling pharmaceutical products to veterinary practices and agricultural merchants animal nutrition, as a nutritionist for a livestock feed compounder or a pet food manufacturer animal breeding, as a geneticist for a breeding company The knowledge your acquire and skills you develop are also valued in a wide range of other careers including teaching, marketing, management, the media, finance, law, the armed forces, or the police force. Find out more about the career options for graduates from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.