Animal Nutrition PGDip

 
  

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Qualification
PGDip Animal Nutrition
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
Candidates will be required to have a first degree in a biological science subject with 2:2 Honours classification or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Other requirements
Evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be taken in to account. An applicant can be admitted on the basis of significant relevant work experience in lieu of an appropriate academic qualification but a case for exceptional entry would need to be approved by the Quality and Standards Committee.

International students whose first language is not English are required to have the following English language qualifications before they can register on an academic programme. However, applicants from certain countries may have these requirements waived subject to the University of Nottingham Policy for Waiving English Language Entry Requirements

IELTS
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Start date
September
Campus
Sutton Bonnington Campus
School/department
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

This course offers the unique opportunity to integrate an in-depth scientific knowledge of animal nutrition with the acquisition of business skills and a detailed operational understanding of the animal feed industries.
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This new vocational course offers the unique opportunity to integrate an in-depth scientific knowledge of animal nutrition with the acquisition of business skills and a detailed operational understanding of the animal feed industries, developed through a series of case studies. This combination will equip you with the knowledge and skills for working in either research or industry.

Key facts

  • The course has close links with industrial partners, with guest lectures, site-visits and an annual on-campus Nottingham Feed Conference, providing access to the latest developments in the animal feed industry.
  • The programme is managed by the school’s Division of Animal Sciences, which has an international reputation for research in animal nutrition, development, reproduction and biotechnology. The division also manages a successful undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences.
  • The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for agriculture, veterinary and food science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.
  • Academic staff in the school have links with the University's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, also based on the Sutton Bonington Campus.
  • Students have access to the on-campus University Farm and Dairy Centre.
 

Course details

The PGCert requires 120 credits for completion. The course is the same as the masters degree, without the Research Project module.

Please see this page for details.

 
 

Modules

The course is the same as the masters degree, without the Research Project module.

Please see this page for details.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding


UK/EU students

General information on funding for both research and taught degrees, applicable to UK/HEU students is available through 

The Graduate School.

 

 

International and EU students

The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.


 
 

Careers

 

You will have the in-depth knowledge and practical skills to work in areas such as: livestock feed industry, livestock consultancy, pet-food industry, government, teaching or research. 

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 87% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £26,800 with the highest being £29,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include ADAS, SRUC, ABVista, BOCM Pauls, Domantis GSK, GE Healthcare, Lonza Biologics, Mars Confectionary, Q Chip and Unilever.

Career prospects and employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

 
 
 

Contact

Professor Kevin Sinclair
The School of Biosciences
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