University of Edinburgh: Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme has popular international appeal and is endorsed by many international organisations for its up-to-date understanding and application of the latest animal welfare methods and practices. We provide students with an understanding of animal welfare that can be applied in animal research, management, care, production, inspection, assessment and preparation of legislation. In addition to the core teaching team, we have many guest lecturers travel to Edinburgh each year to teach on the programme, allowing you to benefit from the experience and knowledge of professionals working throughout the animal behaviour and welfare community.

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Qualification MSc
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science.

Assessment

From March until August, you will work on a research project.

Modules

This programme has popular international appeal and is endorsed by many international organisations for its up-to-date understanding and application of the latest animal welfare methods and practices.

We provide students with an understanding of animal welfare that can be applied in animal research, management, care, production, inspection, assessment and preparation of legislation.

In addition to the core teaching team, we have many guest lecturers travel to Edinburgh each year to teach on the programme, allowing you to benefit from the experience and knowledge of professionals working throughout the animal behaviour and welfare community.

Our students benefit from the expertise of organisations such as:
•RSPCA
•WSPA
•SSPCA
•Humane Slaughter Association

The programme involves taught courses and your own dissertation.

Throughout the taught courses you will take part in many visits to farms and animal facilities and will study the following courses:
•Introduction to Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare
•Biology of Suffering
•Animal Cognition and Consciousness
•Scientific Methodology
•Animal Welfare Applications

Location Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Easter Bush
Midlothian
Edinburgh
EH25 9RG

Contact details

Programme Administrator (Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare)

Email animalbehaviour@ed.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)131 651 3914

Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Programme Administrator

Email animalbehaviour@ed.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)131 651 3914

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