Equine Science and Veterinary Bioscience at IBERS Aberystwyth 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.
In 2017 National Student Survey, Aberystwyth University was ranked in the top 5 and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). Students on this course benefit from the superb teaching facilities and modern laboratories. The University has over 1000ha of Farmland and its own Equine Centre that has an Olympic size indoor arena. Students on this course will use our advance microscopy and bioimaging laboratory.
Our location is very much unique to other Universities, we are found on a stunning coastal location, with miles of unspoilt beaches to gallop upon from the Equine Centre. In addition, students on this course will have the opportunity to undertake their BHS exams during their course.If you're feeling adventurous, why not take the chance to study abroad during your degree? We have exchange agreements with universities in Europe, USA, and elsewhere, so you can apply to spend all or part of your 2nd year studying veterinary biosciences overseas. You will miss Aberystwyth, but you'll love the new perspectives international study can bring!
Although this course does not provide recognised training for those wishing to practise as a veterinary surgeon, it does, however, provide graduates with a suitable pathway to a veterinary medicine degree programme. Upon completion of this degree, students will be equipped with the core skills that employers are seeking, which makes the transition form campus to career a smoother process. Graduates from IBERS have explored careers in: Research science; Nutritional companies; Pharmaceuticals. Others have progress and undertaken a MSc and PhD qualifications.
You may investigate the subject from both clinical and welfare perspectives through to the latest developments in animal biotechnology, bioethics and infectious diseases. 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.
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Aber is so amazing! The academic staff are brilliant, really helpful and encouraging to make you think outside the box, the uni is right next to a lovely coastline, so everyone goes down to the beach when the sun’s out to relax – a highlight of the year. The nightlife is also great, loads of bars in town and everyone’s up for it – you end up not needing the union (besides the legendary Bierkeller) after first year, there’s so much on in town.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
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