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University of Edinburgh

Agricultural Science (Animal Science)

UCAS Code: D402

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

BBB in one sitting, to include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics, which must include Biology or Chemistry. GCSEs: Mathematics, Geography or Economics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade B or 6.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Overall score of 30 points, including HL Biology or Chemistry, at Grade 5. Mathematics, Geography and/or Economics are recommended. SL: English at Grade 5 and Mathematics at Grade 4.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

BBBB by end of S5 or ABBB/BBBBB by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. To include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics, which must include Biology or Chemistry. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology or Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. National 5: Mathematics, Geography or Economics at grade B and English at grade B.

UCAS Tariff

108-120

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71%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Agricultural sciences

Animal science

There are fewer bigger global challenges than feeding the growing human population well, while protecting the natural systems on which we depend.

With the world population expected to reach 11 billion by the end of this century and demands on systems already at an all-time high, it is essential that we find new ways to feed the growing population without destroying the planet.

This programme encourages you to think beyond animal production and consider global trends in livestock production and consumption and sustainable ways to meet those changing demands. You will learn the fundamentals of animal biology and production and consider how the use of innovation within agri-food systems can help meet growing demands for animal products while considering animal health, welfare and the social acceptability of production systems. You will study the complexities of animal production and climate change, and the possibilities to increase sustainable animal production in order to improve global food security.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£19,800
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

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After graduation


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Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

1%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn’t a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

1%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

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