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Animal Health and Welfare, M.Res.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Animal Health and Welfare relates the study of animal health to improving and enhancing welfare. There is an increased global awareness of the link between animal and human health and this suggests that graduates with skills in this area are well placed for a range of career destinations within the animal sector.

About

The course combines advanced research and academic skills with applied science skills for use within the animal sector. It will equip you with theoretical knowledge in practical situations where an in-depth understanding of animal health and welfare might be of benefit, for example in animal production, utilisation of animals for educational/therapeutic purposes, conservation efforts, and the role/value of animals in society more generally. The course will cover the scientific theory and practice relating to animal health and welfare. It will also critically evaluate and assess the biological and social basis of the interactions, with the aim of improving our understanding and overall quality of specific human-animal interactions.Why choose this course?

  • Staff have expertise and experience in the field of animal health and welfare science across a range of species.
  • Your studies will be based at our Brackenhurst Campus, which offers 200 hectares of rural estate and modern laboratories for the development of scientific skills and experience.
  • You will have access to our modern Animal Unit on campus which houses over 150 animals.
  • You will benefit from a new £2.5 million campus eco-library offering IT resources 24-7.
  • You will enjoy excellent links to partner organisations, conservation projects and academic institutions across the world.
This course attracts graduate and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including:
  • biological sciences
  • veterinary science / nursing
  • agriculture
  • environmental sciences, ecology and conservation
  • biological and humane education
  • animal welfare professionals.

Programme Structure

Modules

  • Ethology and Welfare (Animal)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Comparative Performance Biology
  • Animal Health, Disease Control and Surveillance
  • Ethics and Consultation (Animal)
  • Animal Health
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120/ MSc 60 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

MRes

  • A minimum of a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant biological based science, such as Animal Biology or Zoology. Applicants with an equivalent level of relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

MSc

  • A minimum of a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant biological based science, such as Animal Biology or Zoology. Applicants with relevant industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.
We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13897 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13897 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time 3900 GBP/year one

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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