Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Animal Science

The course provides applicants with the knowledge and skills required to pursue careers in animal research, development, academia, training, public and private commercial enterprise, advisory work, government agencies, and non governmental organisations throughout the world.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Honours (min. 56.5%) Class degree or better in an agricultural, animal, equine or biological science, or closely related discipline.

Course modules

Year 1 Core: Semester 1 core: infection and immunity; research methodology and advances in biosciences; animal breeding and genetics; dissertation. Year 1 Options: Semester 1: livestock nutrition; equine nutrition. Semester 2: research methodology an advances in biosciences; livestock nutrition; grassland science; livestock production; equine reproductive physiology and breeding technology; equine nutrition; understanding equine action: from anatomy to behaviour. Semester 3: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be by course work such as essays, seminar presentations, case studies, poster presentations and final examinations in January and May.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 6,125 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
Telephone number: 
01970 624 471