School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences

Nottingham Trent University

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University is one of the leading centres in the UK for animal and environmental sciences.

We’re based on Brackenhurst campus, just 14 miles outside Nottingham. A 200-hectare farm and woodland estate, it provides a dedicated learning environment that perfectly complements your studies . The rural campus has offered specialist courses for more than 50 years.

Our postgraduate courses are inspiring, innovative and designed to facilitate career progression or futures in research and academia. They are developed in conjunction with industry experts and informed by the latest research. You’ll learn from some of the leading practitioners in their fields, with our academic supervisors, tutors and lecturers being actively engaged in consultancy and global research.

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We offer the following postgraduate courses:

MSc / MRes Animal Health and Welfare
MRes Applied Anthrozoology
MSc / MRes Biodiversity Conservation
MSc / MRes Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation
MRes Equine Health and Welfare
MRes Equine Performance
MSc Equine Performance, Health and Welfare
MSc / MRes Global Food Security and Development


We’ve invested over £20 million at Brackenhurst campus, creating the perfect specialist learning environment for our courses. Our investment means you get to learn with the latest teaching and research equipment. Our facilities include:

  • Animal Unit – home to more than 200 animals of over 60 different species.
  • Equestrian Centre – including stabling for 65 horses, international size indoor and outdoor riding arenas and a horse walker.
  • Modern glasshouses – alongside polytunnels and a Victorian walled garden.
  • Veterinary Nursing Centre.
  • Industry standard Geographical Information System (GIS) hardware and software.
  • Industry standard food science laboratories.
  • A brand new library.