Animal Science, M.Res. | Hartpury University | Gloucester, United Kingdom
12 months
12250 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Influence industry practice and advance your own expertise through impactful research in an area of animal science you’re passionate about. In the Animal Science course at Hartpury University, you’ll apply theory to practice in real-world settings, with access to academic expertise, advanced scientific equipment and extensive research subjects.

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We’ll support you to design and deliver an impactful research project, focused on an external setting, such as your workplace, or utilising the unique resources available on our 360-hectare campus. Join the Animal Science course at Hartpury University .

Technological and scientific developments are rapidly influencing the many aspects of animal science, making innovative research essential to sustainable practice. Our students uncover invaluable new knowledge that impacts real-world practice in animal behaviour, welfare, production, nutrition, reproduction and biomechanics.

Work with experts in the field

You’ll be supported by research-active lecturers, professors and industry professionals from Hartpury and our extensive networks. These include partnerships with national governing bodies, LEAF Farms, NAF, NFU, BEF, Jockey Club, UK Agility, RSPCA, PFMA, PIF and BIAZA.

Most of our learning and research facilities are also home to successful businesses, which means you’ll have access to real-world research subjects, industry experts and technologies.

Advance your studies your way

You'll be supported to progress a specific area of your professional practice or prepare for a PhD study. A mix of learning pathways, including campus and online delivery, will help you to design your timetable around other commitments.

Professional practice

Some optional modules require you to reflect on your current professional practice, so if you’re currently working in a professional role (voluntary, paid, full or part-time), this will be an ideal supplement to your studies.

Programme Structure

  • This degree has been designed to equip you with advanced research expertise in the field of animal science through taught lectures, seminars and one-to-one sessions. You’ll develop new theoretical and practical expertise to help progress your studies and career, as well as advance future scientific research and real-world practice.

  • You’ll be equipped with the skills required for critical evaluation of research, effective research design and accurate statistical analysis, allowing you to apply current scientific thinking to your specific research topic, which you’ll conduct in your own time alongside your learning. Recent project areas have covered aspects of canine hydrotherapy, meat production and microbiological profiles of pet food bowls.

  • You’ll select an optional module to complement your research topic from our diverse range of postgraduate modules across all of our animal, agriculture and equine course area provision. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 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.


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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