Welcome to the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

We are committed to the education, research and innovation needed to build a sustainable future.

Now more than ever, our planet is facing some tough challenges. With a growing population putting inevitable pressure on the Earth’s resources, plotting the path to a sustainable future has never been more vital. We’re committed to developing staff and students who can make a meaningful difference.

We undertake teaching and research in a range of land-based disciplines at NTU’s dedicated Brackenhurst Campus. This campus has a proud professional heritage, having delivered courses in these subject areas for over 70 years. Today we’re firmly focused on developing graduates with 21st century skills, scientific knowledge and experience.

Our high-impact research is focused around four core themes: the natural environment; ecology and conservation; sustainable agriculture and food security; and animal behaviour, performance and welfare. We aspire for excellence through international and interdisciplinary collaboration, and foster a research environment that rewards innovation. Our research is recognised both nationally and internationally, often informing professional practice across the sector.

We’re a small and friendly School, and pride ourselves on the diligence and enthusiasm of our teaching and support teams. Our staff have a genuine passion for their subjects and are active researchers or practitioners, committed to helping students realise their ambitions.

Come and join us, and be part of our exciting and vibrant community.

Our Subject Areas

What's coming up



International Conference on Vertical Farming

Newton building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, NG1 4BU



TILT ARES Teaching and Scholarship Day

Bramley Building, Brackenhurst Campus,



Brackenhurst Heritage Open Day

Brackenhurst Main Hall, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF,



ARES Research and Innovation Conference

Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG25 0QF

Featured Facility

Lyth Building

We're currently building a brand new space for the Brackenhurst Campus, the Lyth Building, which will become an important learning and teaching resource.


3rd in the UK for Agriculture, Forestry and Food. (Guardian University Guide 2020).


98% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17).


95% student satisfaction. National Student Survey 2019.


Top 5 in the UK for Animal Science. (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).


100% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17).


Top 15 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies. (Guardian University Guide 2020).

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