MSc/PgDip/PgCert Online

Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning)

72 months
960 GBP/module
960 GBP/module
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The Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with skills, knowledge and understanding to address local and global challenges in sustainable poultry production. 


The Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is designed to suit those in continuing employment or with other commitments.

Participants typically come from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to develop their career and businesses, including:

  • nutritionists 
  • breeders
  • vets
  • other poultry sector workers

How will I learn?

Our part-time, online programme is a fully flexible mix of technical, scientific, nutritional, and environmental and management-skills development modules. You can fit your studies in and around your work and other commitments. It is delivered largely by poultry specialists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and St David’s Poultry Team (veterinary surgeons).

Career opportunities

Our graduates work in many different poultry related organisations across the globe such as:

  • research establishments
  • education
  • industry
  • government organisations
  • welfare organisations

Some set up their own poultry businesses.

Often our students are already employed in agricultural sciences, biological science, veterinary medicine, agriculture, rural industries, government, international organisations, or as research technicians in poultry science. Completion of the programme has enhanced their career opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poultry Housing & Environment
  • Poultry Anatomy & Health
  • Poultry Feed, Nutrition & Digestion
  • Poultry Behaviour & Welfare in Commercial Systems 
  • Poultry Embryology & Incubation
  • Poultry Breeding & Genetics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

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180 alternative credits
  • MSc - 180
  • PgCert - 60
  • PgDip - 120



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in agriculture, veterinary science or a biological science. 
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience in the poultry industry for 3 or more years. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    960 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 GBP per module during 72 months.
  • National

    960 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 GBP per module during 72 months.
  • MSc: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915; 60 credits £5,735
  • PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning)
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