Kick-start and enhance your career prospects by choosing our Animal Science degree with an integrated year in industry. This course is designed to give you a head start in an increasingly competitive job market. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will have developed the skills and knowledge that employers are seeking. Animal science is the science of the animals that are used by man. In Aberystwyth, this means farm animals, horses and companion animals. Animal scientists study the nutrition, breeding, fertility, health, behaviour, physiology and anatomy of a wide range of domesticated animals. We have over 1000Ha of farmland, including lowland and upland sheep farms, a 500 cow dairy herd, intensive and extensive beef production systems, an equine centre and a flock of layer poultry. You will be studying in a University that is top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for students satisfaction (NSS, 2016). You will discover the beautiful habitats on our doorstep, including marine, moorland, mountain, grassland and coast, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities. Our students develop the skills required for successful careers that make use of, care for and interact with these animals on a daily basis. This degree at Aberystwyth University teaches you a broad range of transferable skills such as observation, research, analysis and reflection. You will also be studying in a department that has invested over £55 million in infrastructure of student facilities. The department has close links with many learned societies such as the British Society for Animal Science, and international research institutions, which provide a great way of networking with those in your field. This degree is engineered to give you a head start in the competitive job market after graduation. Students will have to organise their work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating.If you are unable to obtain a work experience placement, don't worry, you will have the opportunity to transfer to its sister course D306 BSc Animal Science (3 years). This degree will allow you to explore a career in: Assessing the welfare of domestic animals; Use of genetics to maximise the efficiency of breeding programmes for domestic animals; Animal nutrition; Teaching, including in further or higher education; Research across the spectrum of Animal Science; Scientific publishing; Laboratory work in both the private and public sector.