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Applied Animal Science BSc / BSc Hons

Level: SCQF 9-10

UCAS Code: D300

Available at these campuses: Edinburgh

About the Course

Cows pedometerApplied animal scientists will have a vital role to play in meeting the future demands of our growing population in a time of climate change. 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.

Course Duration: BSc 3 years, BSc(Hons) 4 years if studied full-time

The Applied Animal Science BSc/BSc (Hons) degree is awarded by the University of Glasgow.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of 4 Scottish Highers (BBCC)/3 A-Levels (BCC) or equivalent qualification to include Biology or Chemistry.

Course Content

Following a foundation in biological principles and laboratory skills, you will study the growth, nutrition, reproduction, health, welfare and behaviour of animals, with a particular focus on farm livestock. Elective modules include disease diagnostics, breeding and genetics, pharmacology, ecology, molecular bioscience, and animal science and society.

Theoretical aspects of the course are complemented by laboratory and practical classes and by visits to farms and animal science research institutes. A third year study tour is included to show the wider applications of animal science.

In the fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you, drawing together all that you have learnt on your course.





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