Taught course

Animal Nutrition

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

2:2 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a biological, chemistry, biochemical engineering or other relevant science from a recognised university; relevant workplace experience may also be accepted

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study farm, companion and zoo animal nutrition to develop a detailed operational understanding of the international animal feed industry.

  • Gain industry knowledge through a series of case studies, guest lectures and site visits, accessing the latest developments in the animal feed industry
  • Benefit from our international reputation for research in animal nutrition, development, reproduction and biotechnology
  • Access the University Farm and Dairy Centre, which is leads on dairy research nationally as the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock

The programme covers:

  • 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

Information for international students

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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