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Agricultural Science (Animal Science) BSc (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    D402

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

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  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    07-SEP-20

Course Summary

Improving the effectiveness and sustainability of agri-food systems is vital to tackling the challenges of global population growth, rapid urbanisation, food and environmental security, and diet and health. These challenges affect affluent and low and middle income countries. Addressing them is key to moving hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and central to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You will be assessed through in-course assessments and examinations. A research project or dissertation will form an important part of your final-year assessment. This programme aim to equip you for careers in: agri-food research, such as PhD and ultimately postdoctoral positions; national or international policy roles, such as researchers, research project commissioners/managers, or science advisers in government or inter-governmental departments or agencies; non-governmental organisations, as science advisers or research managers for agri-food/planetary health/international development/aid-related charities; the agri-food industry, for example as farming or agri-food industry consultants, technical experts, researchers, research project commissioners/managers for multinational agri-food companies, or as food product supply chain managers for retailers.

Our programmes aim to equip you for careers in:

  • agri-food research, such as PhD and ultimately postdoctoral positions;

  • national or international policy roles, including researchers, research project commissioners or managers, or science advisers for either government or inter-governmental departments or agencies;

  • non-governmental organisations, as science advisers or research managers for agri-food/planetary health/international development/aid-related charities;

  • the agri-food industry, for example as farming or agri-food industry consultants, technical experts, researchers, research project commissioners/managers for multinational agri-food companies, or as food product supply chain managers for retailers.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

Grades must be achieved in one set of exams. Required subjects: A Level: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, Computing or Mathematics, at grade B, which must include Biology or Chemistry. GCSEs: Mathematics, Geography or Economics at grade B or 6 and English at grade C or 4.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

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