Nottingham Trent University: Animal Health and Welfare (Master of Research - MRes/MSc/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionNottingham Trent University View institution profile
Department School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science
Telephone +44(0)115 848 4200
Study type Taught


This course covers the scientific theory and practice relating to animal health and welfare. It combines advanced research and academic skills with applied science skills.
There is an emphasis on examining the biology of health and welfare science, while adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the wider subject area. You’ll discover how to apply your knowledge to real world situations, such as enhancing agricultural production, utilising animals for educational and therapeutic purposes, or effectively maximising welfare within a rescue environment.

You’ll study the current issues and insights at the forefront of animal health and welfare, and the philosophical, welfare and ethical issues related to these. You’ll explore general patterns in human and animal cognition, behaviour, and psychological functioning, and appreciate how these relate to the application of health and welfare science.

The course also critically examines and assesses the biological and social basis of human-animal interactions, with the aim of improving our understanding and the overall quality of these interactions.

In this course you will also evaluate the rigour and validity of published research, and assess its relevance to new situations within the discipline. You’ll gain an insight into recent advances in animal science – therefore, attending a relevant scientific conference is strongly advised as an integral part of this course.

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Qualification Master of Research - MRes
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

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. English language requirements: all international students need to demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English to cope with intensive academic study. Applicants are usually require to have IELTS 6.5 or to obtain this qualification upon application.


Modules include: Research Methods and Data Analysis; Ethology and Welfare (Animal); Animal Health; Research Project.

Location Brackenhurst Campus
Brackenhurst Lane
NG25 0QF


EU 7800 GBP for Year 1
England 7800 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7800 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7800 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7800 GBP for Year 1
International 13900 GBP for Whole course

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