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The B.Sc. in Animal Bioscience course at MTU is a degree in the biological sciences, with a major focus on animal health, disease and diagnostics.  Suited to those that have a keen interest in animals and protecting their health and welfare, this programme will give you the fundamental and applied knowledge in animal science.  An animal bio scientist is an expert in the biology underpinning animals and the interaction between animal, diseases and human health. 

The B.Sc. in Animal Bioscience course is an NFQ Level 7, 3-year degree programme.  The course will provide you with an excellent understanding of the key elements of biology, health and disease diagnostics in both production animals (cattle, sheep, pig and poultry) and companion animals (dogs, cats and horses) and the tools to provide diagnostics strategies for the prevention, recognition and control of animal diseases.

The programme is delivered by leading life-scientists and veterinarians, who will guide you through your learning, from developing a practical understanding of animal and how they function, to veterinary pharmaceutical, advanced laboratory diagnostic and research skills in animal health.

Graduates of the B.Sc. in Animal Bioscience will have the skills to work in animal diagnostics laboratories, national and international sales companies of animal health products, and within the animal biopharmaceutical industry.  Animal health is a global sector, with global opportunities. This programme does not entitle graduates to work as a veterinary practitioner or a veterinary nurse.

Animal Bioscience graduates can develop careers as:

  • Public (civil) servant
  • Pharmaceutical drug and vaccine developer
  • Clinical practice manager
  • Animal diagnostic laboratory officer

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our graduates after leaving the Institute.


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