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Applied Animal Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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About the Course

Applications of animal science are crucial for improving the productivity and sustainability of livestock production systems, for controlling disease epidemics, for raising standards of animal welfare, and for enhancing wildlife biodiversity.

The aim of this course is to equip you with a sound knowledge and understanding of animal science and its applications, together with practical and laboratory skills and an understanding of the environmental, ethical and economic contexts in which the sector operates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Cell Biology Theory and Practice
  • Biochemistry: Theory and Practice
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Information Technology Applications Software 1
  • Microorganisms: Growth, Activity and Significance
  • Quality and Health and Safety
  • Systems in Science Industries
  • Livestock Physiology
  • Livestock Breeding
  • Livestock Growth, Health and Welfare
  • Bioscience: Graded Unit 1
  • Animal and Plant Cell Culture
  • Biotechnology: An Introduction
  • Chemistry & Physics for the Life Sciences 
  • DNA Molecular Techniques:
  • Theory and Practice
  • Immunotechnology: Theory and Practice
  • Livestock Nutrition
  • Agroecosystems: Energetic Efficiency
  • Statistics for Science 2
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Business Management: An Introduction
  • Applied Bioscience Graded Unit 2: Project
  • Applied Bioscience Graded Unit 3: Examination
  • Livestock Health: Approaches to Disease Control
  • Research Skills and Data Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

Those wishing to study an undergraduate course (BA/BSc degree, Honours degree, HND, HNC) full-time have to apply through UCAS.

How to apply through UCAS
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  • You can change your application as often as necessary before you send it to your teacher, careers advisor or directly to UCAS.
  • The co-ordinator at your school, college, careers centre or British Council can return your application if it needs to be changed.
  • Applications are normally processed by UCAS within one working day.
  • There is an online help facility that can guide you through your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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