Graduates with Applied Animal Welfare and Behaviour from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) will:
- be able to understand the application of scientific principles to the study of animal behaviour and welfare and utilise effective, modern methods for describing and analysing scientific data.
- know how to assess the welfare of animals in captivity and in the natural environment, offer advice on applied animal behaviour and animal welfare issues and understand philosophical debate relating to the use of animals by humans.
- have a solid grounding in the global issues that have an impact on animal welfare.
What you'll learnThe programme involves a combination of taught courses and your own dissertation. Throughout the taught courses you'll visit many farms and animal facilities, and study courses in a range of topics, including an introduction to applied animal behaviour and animal welfare, the biology of suffering, and animal cognition and consciousness.You'll also learn about scientific methodology and animal welfare applications, before researching and writing a dissertation project on a related subject of your choice.
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- Applied animal behaviour and animal welfare
- The biology of suffering
- Animal cognition and consciousness
- Animal Care
- Animal and Equine
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHealth Sciences Animal Sciences View 1688 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- Honours degree (first or 2:1), or equivalent in Animal Science, Biology, Psychology, Zoology or Veterinary Science.
- A 2:1 is equivalent to GPA of 3.25.
- Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided by those for whom English is not their first language (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).
International21900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21900 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA11400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11400 GBP per year during 12 months.
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