Our approach is innovative and inclusive. Moreover, we feel it makes us that little bit different. It’s our goal to have a positive impact on the planet by improving the wellbeing of environments, animals, plants, and people. If you see that passion in yourself — as a potential student, academic, or collaborator — we can be a new, powerful partner in your journey.
Different study levels, but with a shared purpose
We offer a wide range of study levels, from post-16 education to doctoral research. Each one of those levels is interconnected, enabling a stronger sense of community: students on our college-level courses get access to all the facilities of a great university, while our undergrads and postgraduates hone their research ambitions through collaborative projects with ARES’ own acclaimed academics. At each stage, we want our students to be excited by the promise of their next steps: we work with employers to reflect (and anticipate) the needs of the sector, and to guarantee our graduates are not only job-ready, but ready to contribute novel ideas in their dream roles.
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Our Subject Areas
Agriculture and Horticulture
70% of the UK’s land is used for farming, with over 650,000 people employed in the agricultural and horticultural sectors.
Animal, Equine and Veterinary Sciences
Passionate about working with animals? Our courses will help you turn that passion into a career.
Conservation and Ecology
Global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have declined by 58% since 1970, and today, one in ten UK wildlife species is threatened by extinction. The world needs solutions – and that’s why NTU is helping a new generation of conservationists and ecologists. Are you ready to make a difference?
Geography, Environmental Science and Climate Change
Geography, environmental science and climate change are all fundamental to our understanding of the world.
Food Science and Production
The food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. It’s worth £28.8 billion to the UK economy, and it’s still expanding: by 2024, it’ll need 140,000 new recruits to help feed a projected population of almost 70 million.
RIBA-winning Lyth building officially opens
Fri 03 Feb 2023
Expert blog: Deserts are brimming with life but remain one of the most poorly-understood ecosystems – here’s why that needs to change
Wed 01 Feb 2023
ARES student named Apprentice of the Year
Fri 27 Jan 2023
Brackenhurst hosts Winter Wellbeing Day for Further Education students
Tue 24 Jan 2023
The Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme launches at NTU Mansfield
Wed 18 Jan 2023
Primary school pupils grow their passion for plants at NTU
Mon 16 Jan 2023
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Brackenhurst college courses
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Meet the students who call the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences home.
At NTU, we invite broader, more holistic perspectives. Experts from across the worlds of conservation, agriculture and environmental science work together to address the big issues; to unite disciplines and agencies in battling national and international challenges. We’re conducting vital research into landscape regeneration, and delivering strategies for the reintroduction (and preservation) of displaced species. Our farming research supports the worldwide sustainability agenda, as we identify cheaper, better ways of bringing fresh food to urban centres. And they’re all just the tip of the iceberg.
The Animal Health group comprises of research-focussed staff, post-doctoral and associate researchers and a vibrant PhD community.
Research in this area explores environmental issues, including the principles underlying the exploitation of natural resources and waste management.
Ecology and Conservation
The Ecology and Conservation Research Group is comprised of research active staff and PhD students from the College of Science and Technology, who share an interest in species and habitat conservation and improving our understanding of ecological interactions.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
The group focuses on teaching modern production methods and management of plant crop, agronomy and post-harvest issues. We also specialise in delivering the knowledge and skills needed to implement safe practices in the production of food.
Centre for Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Research
Research in this area explores environmental issues, the exploitation of natural resources, sustainable agriculture, climate change, animal sciences, and waste management.
Integrated Water, Energy and Food (IWEF) Centre
The iWEF research centre is a multidisciplinary research platform designed to study water pollution, industrial gas pollution, solid waste recycling, green energy production and food safety in an integrated manner.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.