BSc (Hons)

Animal Biology

Wide variety of species at NTU's animal unit

This course will give you a sound knowledge and understanding of animal biology, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the rapidly expanding animal industry. You will study topics like anatomy and physiology, behaviour, ecology, welfare, breeding and nutrition. Core scientific study is supported by hands-on animal handling in our specialist unit.

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This course will give you:

  • a sound knowledge and understanding of animal biology
  • the ability to apply this knowledge to the rapidly expanding animal industry. 

Lectures cover the major scientific principles including:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • behaviour
  • ecology
  • nutrition.

You will learn how to apply these principles to a range of contexts. Aspects of welfare, breeding, conservation and management will also be covered. The course combines the study of wild animal populations with that of captive animals, both domestic and exotic.

Why choose this course?

  • This course is recognised by the Society of Biology
  • You will have access to our modern animal unit on campus which houses over 200 animals
  • A brand new 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus eco-library opened in 2013
  • You will have the opportunity to complete research or a work placement abroad.

International exchange opportunities

  • You can spend six months on international exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada or Hungary during your second year of study.

Want to know more?

Fact file
UCAS code: C301 BSc/AB (FT) C302 (Sandwich)
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October
Course length: Three years full-time or four years with placement
Study location: Brackenhurst campus

Fees and funding:Please see our applying and fees section.


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