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.
NTU masters students raise money for Durrell’s Help Rescue Mauritian Wildlife mission
Wed 07 Apr 2021
Study investigating the roles of animals in educational settings to enhance learning and wellbeing
Mon 29 Mar 2021
Recognising early signs of heatstroke in dogs can save lives
Thu 25 Mar 2021
NTU student presents undergraduate dissertation at the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM) Symposium 2021
Wed 24 Mar 2021
NTU Lecturer collaborates with Planet Patrol to publish their annual report of the types and brands of litter that they have recorded across the country
Mon 08 Mar 2021
Scientists monitor meerkats’ response to returning zoo visitors
Mon 01 Mar 2021
Our latest publications
Impacts of COVID-19 on animals in zoos: a longitudinal multi-species analysis
Proposing the VetCompass clinical grading tool for heat-related illness in dogs
Enhanced chitosan flocculation for microalgae harvesting using electrolysis
Investigating patterns of tiger and prey poaching in the Bangladesh Sundarbans: implications for improved management
Making the EU legislation on invasive species a conservation success: invasive alien species policy in Europe
Ancestral origins and invasion pathways in a globally invasive bird correlate with climate and influences from bird trade
Top 10 in the UK for Agriculture, Forestry and Food. (Guardian University Guide 2021).
Top 10 in the UK for Animal Science courses (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
Top 15 in the UK for Food Science courses (Complete University Guide 2021).