Description of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
The course is designed to attract students who wish to focus on animal issues, including health and welfare, ecology and behaviour, genetics and biotechnology in a professional degree course. The degree will produce graduates who can obtain employment in animal research, agricultural industries, animal care and welfare, biotechnology industries and the animal health industry. In addition, an animal science degree should allow a student with suitable grades to be eligible for entry into a veterinary science degree. The provision of electives allows a choice of at least five areas of interest within the course, including:
- animal biotechnologyanimal ecologyanimal geneticsanimal healthanimal physiology.
First year will equip you with science foundations in biology and chemistry. Second year will see you tackle more animal-related subjects such as animal physiology, nutrition and molecular biology. In third year you'll continue to deepen your knowledge on animal health, and work on real-life case studies where you'll act as advisers to industry reps on their animal or agricultural business.
Between semesters you may take on paid work experience with any of our industry partners, including government agencies, research houses and start-up ventures. Many students are able to find employment with these companies after graduation.
English Language Requirements
IELTS take IELTS test6CAE score193(Grade B)TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)550TOEFL iBT® test (read more)60
Requirements for Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
An essential requirement of the degree is three full weeks of work experience, taken over the life of the course in an industry or organisiation that is involved with or uses animals.
Work Experience for Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
No work experience is required.