Gwyddor Anifeiliaid

Prif Ffeithiau

Cod D306
  • Tariff UCAS

    104 - 120

  • Hyd y Cwrs

    3 blwyddyn

  • Cyfrwng Cymraeg


Manylion pellach ynglŷn â'r gofynion mynediad

Ymgeisio Nawr

Animal Science is the applied science of domesticated animals, including farm animals, horses and companion animals. At Aberystwyth, Animal scientists study the nutrition, breeding, fertility, health, behaviour, physiology and anatomy of a wide range of domesticated animals. Our students develop the skills required for successful careers using these animals on a daily basis. 

Here’s why we think that Aberystwyth is a great place to be an animal scientist! 

  • Passionate teaching staff who conduct research in all areas of animal science;
  • Great module choice within the course, allowing you to concentrate on the species of most interest to you;
  • Fantastic modern laboratories, farms, equine centre, aquarium and microscopy suite;
  • Opportunities for foreign exchanges;
  • An award-winning institute environment. 

Bodlonrwydd Myfyrwyr Cyffredinol a Chanlyniadau Cyflogadwyedd

2ail yn y DU am foddhad myfyrwyr ym maes pwnc Gwyddor Anifieliaid (ACF 2018). 

2il yn y DU ym maes Gwyddor Anifeiliaid (Canllaw Prifysgolion Da y 'Times' a'r 'Sunday Times' 2019).

Ymhlith y 15 uchaf yn y DU am Ansawdd y Dysgu a Phrofiad Myfyrwyr ym maes y Gwyddorau Biolegol (Canllaw Prifysgolion Da y 'Times' a'r 'Sunday Times' 2019).

91% boddhad cyffredinol myfyrwyr i Athrofa'r Gwyddorau Biolegol, Amgylcheddol a Gwledig (ACF 2019)

98% o’n graddedigion mewn gwaith a/neu astudiaethau pellach o fewn chwe mis ar ôl graddio, 3% yn uwch na graddedigion y Gwyddorau Biolegol yn genedlaethol, (HESA 2018*)


Why study Animal Science at Aberystwyth University?

  • You will be taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, who you may have already seen on TV documentaries or heard on your favourite radio show.
  • You will have access to our modern equine facility providing livery, competition and educational resources.
  • This degree has a flexible course structure allowing you to focus on one of these areas in the second and third year: Behavioural Science ; Farm Animal Science; or Equine Science.
  • The University has over 1000Ha of farmland, including lowland and upland sheep farms, a 500 cow dairy herd, intensive and extensive beef production systems, an equine centre.
  • Around the  university campus lies the local woodland with over a hundred purpose built nest boxes and homes for nature. 
  • Surrounding Aberystwyth you can explore some of our beautiful habitats on our doorstep, including marine, moorland, mountain, grassland and coast, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities.
  • Local wildlife includes red kits, bottlenose dolphins to name a few.
  • The Department also has wonderful museum full of historic zoological specimens. 

Want to study in Welsh?

Students can elect to study a number of IBERS modules in the medium of Welsh. Check out the module tab for more information!

Ein Staff

Mae gan y rhan fwyaf o staff dysgu Athrofa'r Gwyddorau Biolegol, Amgylcheddol a Gwledig gymwysterau hyd at safon PhD ac maent yn ymchwilwyr gweithgar. Hefyd, mae gan staff y cyrsiau galwedigaethol gefndir ym myd diwydiant.  Mae yn yr Athrofa nifer fawr o staff sy'n gwneud ymchwil yn unig ac mae'n bosib y bydd y myfyrwyr yn dod i gysylltiad â hwy.


Noder: Y modiwlau a restrir isod yw'r modiwlau y bwriedir eu cyflwyno ar hyn o bryd yn ystod y flwyddyn academaidd nesaf ac mae'n bosibl y gallant newid. Maent wedi'u cynnwys yma i roi syniad o strwythur y cwrs.


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Sgiliau Astudio A Chyfathrebu * BG12410 10
Amrywiaeth Microbau * BG12110 10
Cyflwyniad I Systemau Cynhyrchu Da Byw * BG11410 10
Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Applied Animal Biology * BR13320 20
Biochemistry And The Cellular Basis Of Life BR15320 20
Disease Diagnosis And Control BR15420 20
Equine Anatomy And Physiology BR10910 10
Equine Exercise Physiology BR11010 10
Exploring Genetics BR14410 10


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Dulliau Ymchwil * BG25620 20
Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Animal Breeding: Genetics And Reproduction BR25220 20
Applied Nutrition Of Livestock, Horses And Companion Animals * BR20720 20
Immunology BR22220 20
Livestock Production Systems * BR20420 20
Veterinary Health BR27120 20


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Equine And Human Exercise Physiology BR21520 20
Ethology BR21620 20


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Gwyddor Cynhyrchu Da Byw * BG30820 20
Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Advances In Agriculture * BR34820 20
Research Project * BR36440 40
Veterinary Infectious Diseases BR34120 20
Veterinary Pharmacology And Disease Control BR36820 20


Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Behaviour And Welfare Of Domesticated Animals BR35120 20
Behavioural Physiology BR35320 20
Equine Grassland Management, Nutrition And Development BR35720 20
Equine Stud Management BR32520 20


What career prospects exist for me?

The degree will allow you to explore a career in:

  • Assessing the welfare of domestic animals;
  • Use of genetics to maximise the efficiency of breeding programmes for domestic animals;
  • Animal nutrition;
  • Teaching, including in further or higher education;
  • Research across the spectrum of Animal Science;
  • Scientific publishing;
  • Laboratory work in both the private and public sector.

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

What do I gain from studying Animal Science?

In addition to the degree-specific courses, our degree at Aberystwyth University teaches you a broad range of transferable skills such as observation, research, analysis and reflection.

You will also be studying in a department that has invested over £55 million in infrastructure of student facilities.

The department has close links with many learned societies such as the British Society for Animal Science, and international research institutions, which provide a great way of networking with those in your field. 

Addysg a Dysgu

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In the first year you will explore:

  • Anatomy and physiology of domesticated animals
  • Major farm animal production systems (beef, sheep, dairy, pig, broiler and egg)
  • Cell structure
  • Biomolecules
  • Genetics
  • Metabolism
  • And have training in communication and research skills

 In your second year you will study:

  • Mammalian reproductive anatomy and physiology relevant to livestock, equids and companion animals
  • Animal welfare
  • The immune system
  • You will be given an option to follow an equine, livestock or behavioural pathway, with modules specific to these pathways
  • Material necessary for your final year dissertation
  • An opportunity to undertake a period of work experience

In your third year you will investigate:

  • Animal biotechnology
  • Animal breeding
  • Parasitology
  • Infectious diseases
  • You will continue to follow your chosen pathway, with its specific modules
  • And undertake a compulsory dissertation

 How will I be taught?

Your course will be delivered through lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals.

You will receive training in concepts, research and methodology relating to science of animal.This will be undertaken by laboratory research and experimentation, as well as hands-on exercises.

You will be assessed through:

  • Essays
  • Practical exercise
  • Oral presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Reports
  • Statistical exercises
  • Dossiers
  • Posters
  • Portfolios
  • Wikis
  • Reflective diaries
  • Literature reviews
  • Magazine articles
  • Filed notebooks
  • Exams

Barn ein Myfyrwyr

Studying Animal Science at Aberystwyth was the best experience I have ever had.  It not only gave me an insight into the field I wished to build a career in, but it also prepared me for my life outside of University.  Modules in nutrition, animal breeding and animal health, just to name a few, all feature greatly in my day to day life within my job.  From lecturers to the course content, there isn’t one part of University or my course I don’t miss and look back fondly on. Sarah - BSc Animal Science. Feed Formulator, ForFarmers

I love the practical aspect of the Animal Science course as well as the interesting lectures. Being able to choose a pathway means we are able to specialize and study what we are most interested in from the second year. Being based in Aberystwyth means there is plenty of scope for lambing and farm work alongside my studies. Lewis Wescott

The course has greatly increased my knowledge. It has opened many doors for my future career prospects or to go on to further study. Caitlin Jenkins

I chose Aberystwyth University because of the excellent reputation, wide variety of modules available and because of the horse riding facilities. I remember University life as a great mix of life with horses, meeting great friends with similar interests and studying topics that were close to my heart. Barbara - Commercial Manager, Animal Health for Charles River Laboratories

Doing Animal Science at Aberystwyth University was the best decision of my life – it has moulded me into the person I am today. Everyone was so friendly and the course was set at just the right level with great facilities from studying in the libraries to the practical sessions in the labs and field. My course helped me by giving me an insight into the farming industry alongside an in depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the animals I work with on a daily basis.
Dawn - Egg Marketing Inspector for Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), part of DEFRA

Growing up in the east of England, I had never even set foot in Wales until I came to visit Aberystwyth University. I was sold on ‘Aber’ that day. Not only was the location truly beautiful but the Animal Science course really stood out alongside other universities I had applied for, allowing me to specialise in specific subject areas to suit my skills and interests.
Laura - Nutrition Advisor, Dodson and Horrell Ltd

Gofynion Mynediad Nodweddiadol

Tariff UCAS 104 - 120

Lefel A BBB-BCC with B in Biology

Gofynion TGAU (o leiaf gradd C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

Diploma Cenedlaethol BTEC:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

Bagloriaeth Ewropeaidd:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Biology

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