Change where it matters
Supported by our academic and industry experts, you’ll challenge your understanding of a range of topics and explore the interface between ethics and science.
You’ll understand how theory is implemented in welfare assessment using the latest technological innovation, but also works within time and cost constraints.
Influence the future
By developing the skills to influence perceptions and organisational decision-making, you’ll be empowered to enact change and improve industry practices.
Many of our on campus learning facilities are successful commercial businesses, while our strong industry connections will also enhance your experience as you extend your professional networks.
Advance your studies your way
Select from a range of modules to tailor your studies to specific animal welfare sectors. You’ll have access to our lecturers' expertise and world-class facilities for both practical activities and research projects.
With both full and part-time learning options available, you can choose a pathway to fit around your commitments.
This Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Hartpury College will equip graduates for jobs in both commercial and charitable sectors.
Study the key elements of animal welfare science, including the legal structures and scientific concepts applied to a variety of modern contexts. Explore philosophical and ethical frameworks, employ the principles and methodologies of observing and understanding animal behaviour.
You’ll utilise your expertise to develop innovative approaches to assessing animal welfare in real-world contexts. This will marry the conceptual science against the constraints, compromises and difficulties of safeguarding animal wellbeing in real-world practice.
Optional modules cover such topics as:
- Legal frameworks around farm and companion animals
- A field course examining wildlife conflicts in South Africa (places are limited)
- A module exploring sustainable resource management
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPsychology Biology Animal Sciences View 90 other Masters in Animal Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Postgraduate Diploma: £6,000
- Postgraduate Certificate: £3,000
Living costs for Gloucester
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.