Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Ruminant Nutrition

This course is designed to equip practitioners with the higher level skills and knowledge to apply recent developments in nutritional science, technology and legislation to support sustainable expansion and intensification of ruminant production systems and meet consumer demands for ruminant products both within the UK and globally. It is primarily aimed at UK graduates, veterinary surgeons and specialists within the animal feeds industry, but may also be of interest to overseas applicants.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to have obtained a 2.1 Honours degree in an appropriate agricultural, veterinary or scientific subject. Alternatively, candidates with a good UK-based HND or foundation degree in an appropriate agricultural or scientific subject, together with related industrial or professional experience of at least 2 years will be considered. For all candidates evidence of qualifications and experience will be required.

Course modules

Modules include: Ruminant animal production and the feed industry; principles of ruminant nutrition; ration formulation and feeding systems; research and information skills; advanced research methods; metabolism and disease; recent advances in ruminant nutrition; advanced practitioner (case study).

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of formative in-course and summative end-of module time constrained assessments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harper Adams University Newport TF10 8NB West Midlands

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01952 81 5000