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Animal Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
This Animal Science (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham will give you the scientific understanding of fundamental and applied animal biology, and the flexibility to choose options suited to your area of interest.
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The Animal Science (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham  is important for understanding the physiology that leads to improvements in the productivity of livestock, and the health and welfare of companion and zoo animals. This requires well-trained and adaptable scientists who can apply their knowledge and understanding.


The animal science degree is highly regarded by a wide range of employers. The unique blend of fundamental science, practical application (including human nutrition and physiology) and insight into social perspectives has enabled graduates to follow a wide variety of careers.

Recent destinations of graduates include:

  • para-medical/para-veterinary sciences
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • technical nutrition involved with research and development for the animal feed industry or within government advisory institutes
  • academic and industrial research programmes in basic and applied physiology, nutritional biochemistry and animal production both in 
  • the UK and overseas, often leading to higher degrees
  • business consultancy in management, sales and marketing in the feed and human food industries 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry -The Building Blocks of Life
  • Genes and Cells
  • Applied Genetics
  • Biosciences Tutorials
  • The Biosciences and Global Food Security
  • Animal Anatomy
  • Basic Animal Biology

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.

General Requirements

  • A levels: ABB-BBB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level, (biology and chemistry preferred but can include physics, maths, psychology and geography), and an additional A level or equivalent.

  • Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted. We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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