The highly qualified, research active staff in the Animal Welfare and Conservation programme from Writtle University College will support you through the approach of putting science into practice, utilising sector relevant links that couple animal welfare issues with nutrition, genetics, behaviour and conservation. We have strong sector links with Colchester Zoo, Essex Wildlife Trust, the Zoological Society of London (including both London and Whipsnade Zoos), and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare.
You may have the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of animal species through access to livestock, exotics and companion animals on site, whilst our strong relationship with a number zoos may afford opportunities to undertake dissertation research projects within those establishments.
On attaining your MSc in Animal Welfare & Conservation you will be a highly skilled and employable postgraduate, who will be ready to excel in your future career in areas such as animal welfare, nutrition, zoo keeping, conservation and research.
- Research Methods (Postgraduate)
- Animal Genetic Resources
- Nutritional Issues in Animal Welfare
- Wildlife Resources
- Current Issues in Animal Science
- Animal Behaviour
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
To secure a place, students should submit their application as early as possible. However, if places are left, we may consider applications up to the 30 June
DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Animal Sciences Genetics View 109 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in United Kingdom
- Applicants will normally hold a good BSc Honours degree (2.2 or above) from a recognised university in a related science subject such as animal science, agriculture, biological sciences, zoology, veterinary or bioveterinary science or other appropriate life-science degree .
- Applicants with a BSc (Hons) 3rd class pass, with extensive industrial experience may also be considered for the Masters programme. Applications from non-UK students are particularly welcome.
- All applications received will be reviewed and decisions for admission to the programme will be made on individual merit. Applicants may be interviewed if there is some doubt over the extent of academic qualification or linguistic skills.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to demonstrate a level of competence that enables them to study at a postgraduate level. A test score of 6.5 is required in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tests.
International14105 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14105 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National8568 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8568 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- For part-time:
- £714 per 15 credit module
Living costs for Chelmsford
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