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Master Online

International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

72 months
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About

The overall objective of this International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms. 

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Overview

The International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh  is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:

  • history, culture and concepts of animal welfare
  • animal behaviour
  • animal welfare assessment 
  • animal ethics
  • recommendations and policy
  • legislation, regulation and enforcement
  • science communication
  • applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals

Career opportunities

Graduates can use their qualification to enhance their career prospects in:

  • academia
  • research
  • governmental and non-governmental organisations and consultancies

Accreditation

Their courses are accredited by:
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The last evaluation was in 2015.
In 2014/15, 93% of our students who sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) achieved a pass. A total of 56 of the 60 candidates.The degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) is the equivalent of the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and has the same standing worldwide.

Programme Structure

Year 1: certificate

You will take two compulsory courses - International Animal Welfare Science and Animal Ethics, Policy and Law - plus an optional course.

Year 2: diploma

You can choose up to 60 credits of optional courses, which include:

  • Production Animal Welfare
  • Cat and Dog Welfare
  • Captive and Free-ranging Wild Animal Welfare 
  • Animals in Research, Testing and Education
  • Clinical Animal Behaviour
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Equitation Science
  • Anthrozoology 

Year 3: masters

You complete a dissertation of between 10,000-15,000 words which can be a research project or an extended systematic review of the literature in a topic of Animal Welfare Science, Ethics or Law.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • MSc - 180 
  • PgDip - 120
  • PgCert - 60
  • PgProfDev - 50

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science.
  • We may also consider your application if you have a degree in social science, ethics or law, or if you are an experienced veterinary nurse; please contact the programme team to check before you apply. 
  • If you have relevant work experience and an undergraduate degree in an area other than science, law, ethics or social science we may also consider your application. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to the certificate level or Postgraduate Professional Development only in the first instance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 72 months.
  • National

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 72 months.
  • MSc PT intermittent: 20 credits £1,915; 60 credits £5,735
  • PgDip / PgCert / PgProfDev PT intermittent: 20 credits £1,915 

Funding

 

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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