In choosing to study this Agriculture and Animal Science Degree at Aberystwyth University you will be immersing yourself in the science, production and management of agriculture and livestock. You will study in one of the longest-established centres in the UK with a world-class reputation for teaching and research in animal science and agriculture. In the 2017 National Student Survey, Aberystwyth University was ranked in the top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). The department has over 1000ha of farmland which includes lowland and upland sheep farms, a 500 cow dairy herd, intensive and extensive beef production systems. Out of all the oats grown in the UK, 65% have come from varieties bred and developed at IBERS Aberystwyth University. During this four-year course, you will look at all aspects of the agricultural industry as well as developing a sound understanding of nutrition, reproductive physiology, animal health, animal breeding and emerging animal biotechnology. In your second and final year, you will have the opportunity to explore specialist modules such as applied nutrition of livestock, horses and companion animals, agronomy and crop improvement to name a few. You will move on to cover topics including the physiology of animal groups in the context of environmental conditions, biodiversity of habitats, conservation, productivity and human impact on the countryside. You will be taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, who you may have already seen on TV documentaries or your favourite radio show. You will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement during your third year. This will enhance your employbaility prospects and give you the head start in the competitive industrial world over other graduates. The work experience placement is designed to allow you to obtain the relevant skills that the employer is seeking, making the transition from campus to career smooth. Our students benefit access to the numerous university farms, upon successful completion of the Agriculture with Animal Science degree, you will have the core capabilities and skills demanded in employment such as: Agricultural Consultant; Farm Manager; Agronomist; Animal Nutritionist. You will study a fascinating blend of science, technology and management methods, starting with a firm grounding in business, economics and land use.