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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

Why an MRes in Animal Science?

From food production to the welfare of companion animals, animal science covers a vast range of topics across the full range of domesticated animal species. For this reason, the animal science sector is a multi-million pound industry and a huge employer of people worldwide. Postgraduate qualifications in this sector greatly enhance employability in the field and the MRes in Animal Science has specifically been designed to fulfil this goal. This course will equip you with specialist knowledge in a specific area of animal science and give you a range of critical and analytical skills widely sought after in the research and development sector of the animal industry. This skill set from the MRes will also make you highly competitive for advertised PhD positions in animal and veterinary science.


This course will prepare you for a wide range of careers within the animal industry to improve methods of production whilst enhancing the welfare of the animal, or to work in the research and development sector of the animal industry as well as the wider veterinary/animal/biological science fields.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,470per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%



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