Animal Welfare and Conservation, M.Sc. | Writtle University College | Chelmsford, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Animal Welfare and Conservation

12 months
14105 GBP/year
8568 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Writtle University College provides a stimulating environment for you to pursue your studies in Animal Welfare and Conservation.


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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods (Postgraduate)
  • Animal Genetic Resources
  • Nutritional Issues in Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife Resources
  • Current Issues in Animal Science
  • Animal Behaviour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14105 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14105 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8568 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

660 - 1140 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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