M.Sc. On Campus

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Hartpury College

12 months
13000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Apply theoretical knowledge in practical environments to enact change. Make a positive difference in the world of animal behaviour and welfare with this Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme from Hartpury College. The 360-hectare rural campus provides an inspiring place to develop your understanding.


Supported by our academic and industry experts, you’ll challenge your understanding of a range of topics and explore the interface between ethics and science.

You’ll understand how theory is implemented in welfare assessment using the latest technological innovation, but also works within time and cost constraints.

Influence the future

By developing the skills to influence perceptions and organisational decision-making, you’ll be empowered to enact change and improve industry practices.

Many of our on campus learning facilities are successful commercial businesses, while our strong industry connections will also enhance your experience as you extend your professional networks.

Your career

This applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme from Hartpury College will equip graduates for jobs in both commercial and charitable sectors.

Commercial employment

The food production sector, for example, requires those with expertise in animal welfare in order to inform their policy and practice and monitor ongoing compliance.

This is equally true for those external organisations that monitor and confirm welfare standards compliance.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare Science 
  • Advances in Animal Behaviour 
  • Ethics of Animal Use 
  • Applied Animal Welfare Assessment 
  • People, Leadership and Change 
  • Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare 
  • The Research Process 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with 2:2 and relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Students with non-relevant qualifications but with sufficient work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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