Undergraduate

d422 - Agriculture w Animal Production Science BSc

Agriculture with Animal Production Science BSc Honours

UCAS Code: D422 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree includes topics such as animal nutrition and growth, and livestock reproduction.

A row of Frieisian cows in a barn. Students will develop an understanding of livestock and companion animals alongside plants, environment and agriculture.
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At a Glance

UCAS Code
D422

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 30-32 points

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Opportunities

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You study wide-ranging agriculture topics in your first two years, exploring plant biology, soil science, nutrition, management, accounting and law.

In your third year you specialise in animal production science and will visit a range of livestock businesses.

You have a choice of optional modules covering topics like:

  • companion animals
  • animal welfare and management
  • livestock behaviour

You can boost your employability and professional skills with an optional placement year in industry or the commercial sector. 

You also have the opportunity to organise and host a conference on animal health, developing and showcasing a range of skills employers value.

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

The first two years are the same for all of our agriculture degrees so you have the flexibility to change between them up to the end of Stage 2 should you find your interests change.

If you wish to take ACE3037 Crop Pests Field Course at Stage 3, please note that this module will take place at the end of the Semester 2 assessment period of Stage 2

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

If you choose to take this option, you will take the following module:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional Modules

You take 50 credits from the following list:

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

    If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.

    Careers

    Animal Production Science careers

    Newcastle agriculture graduates are highly regarded in the world of agriculture and related industries, and as a result have a wide choice of careers open to them.

    Whilst many graduates are employed in farm management or go on to manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries. These include research or advisory and consultancy work with public and private organisations.

    Graduates also find employment in commercial companies supplying fresh and processed produce, seeds, fertilisers, agrochemicals, animal feedstuffs, veterinary products and equipment.

    Building on their background in economics, business studies, and farm and estate management, some of our students enter careers in finance, where they are particularly well equipped to work as agricultural specialists. We are confident that Newcastle agriculture graduates have the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in whatever they choose to do.

    Some of our recent graduates have gone on to a variety of positions such as: agronomist, Agrovista UK Ltd; farm management consultant, Brown and Co; reserves officer, Durham Wildlife Trust; Director of Rural Research, Bidwells Property Consultants; higher executive officer, DEFRA; farm manager, Co-operative Farms; and animal nutritionist, Harbro Ltd.

    Find out more about the career options for Agriculture from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

    What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

    See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

    The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

    Careers and employability at Newcastle

    Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

    94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

    We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

    Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

    Fees & Funding

     

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    • institution code - N21

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