Taught course

Animal Nutrition

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be taken in to account with approval Quality and Standards Committee.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This new vocational course offers the unique opportunity to integrate an in-depth scientific knowledge of animal nutrition with the acquisition of business skills and a detailed operational understanding of the animal feed industries, developed through a series of case studies. This combination will equip you with the knowledge and skills for working in either research or industry.

This course has key links with industrial partners, with guest lectures, site-visits and an annual on-campus Nottingham Feed Conference, providing access to the latest developments in the animal feed industry.

The programme is managed by the school's Division of Animal Sciences, which has internal reputation for research in animal nutrition, development, reproduction and biotechnology. The divison also manages a successful undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences.

This programme will cover :

- Principles of nutrition including the sources and functions of macro- and micronutrients and animal metabolism

- A range of methods for acquiring and interpreting biological and epidemiological information

- Feeding systems for livestock production, and dietary regimens for zoo and companion animals

- Role of diet in the causation and prevention of disease and the promotion of animal health

- Feed manufacturing industries, including business organisation, operational management, raw ingredient sourcing, processing and feed evaluation

- A series of case studies involving dietary evaluations and formulations on commercial premises, including livestock species, zoo and companion animals

- Latest trends and scientific developments in animal nutrition and of philosophical and ethical issues associated with those trends

- Experimental design, research techniques in animal nutrition, data analyses and interpretation, and means of presenting scientific data.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Bioscience's web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 951 5559