801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, United Kingdom

Applied Plant and Animal Biology - University of Hertfordshire

The content of the programme is aimed at students who wish to enhance their understanding of plant and animal science, with particular regard to sustainability, ecology, environmental management, agribusiness, digital farms and food security, both in the business world and in the management of land. This collaborative programme has been developed utilizing the internationally recognised expertise and facilities of the University of Hertfordshire, the Royal Veterinary College, Rothamsted Research and Oaklands College, to ensure a high potential for employability. The programme includes an optional sandwich year or year of study abroad. It will integrate biology and biotechnology with related subjects that impact on sustainability and food security, such as legislation and regulation, economics, agroecology, natural hazards and environmental stewardship. The degree will prepare graduates for employment in the Bioeconomy and related industries and sectors, where there are many opportunities for skilled graduates in a wide range of areas, from biotechnology to farming, including the agrochemical industry, NGOs and conservation organisations, government departments, environmental consultancies and research institutions. The programme is designed to produce graduates who have a knowledge of the wider world and an interest in scientific, environmental, economic, political, and social issues, who have developed a broad range of transferable skills, including writing essays and reports, giving presentations and completing research projects on their own initiative, and who are skilled in information retrieval, data management and computing. The scope of the degree encompasses the necessary graduate skills that will enable successful students to gain employment in a wide variety of careers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,HatfieldUnited Kingdom