What will I learn?

Combine your desire to undertake work experience whilst studying at University. Our Equine Science and Veterinary Bioscience at Aberystwyth University is engineered to give you the head start in the ever so competitive career market. Equine and Veterinary Biosciences means studying the biology of a range of animal species in such a way as to provide you with the underpinning veterinary medicine and scientific theory and examples using the horse (including some equine specific modules) are used where possible. This includes how nutrition, welfare, anatomy and physiology as well as understanding diseases, their diagnosis and control. It does not provide recognised training for those wishing to practise as a veterinary surgeon, but may provide graduates with a suitable pathway to a veterinary medicine degree programme.

If you are interested in the biology that underpins the health and welfare of the horse and range of other animals, then Equine and Veterinary Bioscience is for you. Here’s why we think Aberystwyth is the very best place to make your journey of discovery.

What will I be taught?

You may investigate the subject from both clinical and welfare perspectives through to the latest developments in animal biotechnology, bioethics and infectious diseases. A detailed course structure can be found by clicking the tab 'course content'. Example subject areas include:

  • Anatomy and physiology;
  • Principles of genetics and metabolism;
  • Equine exercise physiology;
  • Management of the performance horse;
  • Equine study tour;
  • Principles veterinary science;
  • Animal behaviour and welfare;
  • Nutrition;
  • Equine stud management;
  • Applied veterinary science;
  • Veterinary drugs and veterinary infectious diseases.

Employability

What opportunities are there for me?

Our alumni are currently in these following fields:

  • Research Scientist;
  • Working at nutrition companies;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Progression to MSc and PhD postgraduate study.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,300.00 (16,82,947) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Penglais Campus,

Penglais Road,

Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion,

SY23 3DD, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum final GPA of 3.0-3.2 (depending on subject to be studied) Plus SAT 1100+ (minimum 550 in Maths and 550 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) or ACT Composite scores of 25 (depending on the subject to be studied); To include either of the following or combination of: Minimum of 2 SAT subjects with scores of 550+ (subject specific requirements for some degree programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth is one of the best universities in the UK for students looking to receive a world-class, research-led education.

  • Centre of excellence for research quality
  • University of the year for teaching quality (2019)
  • Top university in England & Wales for student satisfaction
  • Highest classification for Teaching Excellence (Gold TEF)