Taught course

Animal Science

Aberystwyth University · Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Entry requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5% or above in Animal Science, Biological Sciences and Agricultural Science or closely related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

MRes Animal Science provides you with the ideal opportunity to carry out research in a specific area of animal science while studying a selection of taught elements relating to animal science (reproduction, anatomy, immunology, grassland science, nutrition, animal production and genetics). In this way you gain a Masters degree by research but with the opportunity to explore other taught areas of interest in different areas of animal science. Providing you with a high level of research training, the MRes is the ideal stepping-stone for those either considering a PhD in animal science or the wider field of animal/veterinary/biological science as well as positions in research and development.

Working under the supervision of active researchers with expertise in the field, you will develop a year-long animal science research project in the areas of production, reproduction, parasitology, nutrition, cognition or behaviour. You will be mentored in hypothesis-driven experimental design and will receive training in analytical techniques, statistical analysis and the interpretation of results.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Sebastian McBride
+44 (0) 1970 621633