Animal scientists will play a critical role in the future of our planet.
Well-trained biological scientists are in great demand by today's innovative bioscience companies, which make a significant contribution to the economy both in Scotland and the UK. Animal scientists will have a vital role to play in meeting the future demands of our growing population in a time of climate change.
Animals contribute to human society in many ways as they provide food, clothing materials, perform duties in the workplace, play key roles in some leisure activities and, as pets, provide us with companionship.
For the land-based bioscience sector, recent advances have delivered numerous beneficial applications in environmental protection, crop and livestock production and animal welfare, as well as offering new possibilities such as the production of pharmaceuticals in milk and eggs.
Applied Animal Science
This course offers an understanding of animal science and its applications, and a foundation in biological principles, as well as practical and laboratory skills.
- Top-up degree
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
Applied Poultry Science
This course delivers skills and knowledge highly relevant to companies using intensive methods of poultry production and responding to retailer demand.
Gain a strong foundation in the biology and biochemistry of animals, plants and microorganisms as well as skills in the practical and laboratory techniques.
Learn about commercial poultry production from specialists in the industry.
International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law
This online, distance learning programme will give you a knowledge and understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on international issues.
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Fees & funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
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