University of Glasgow: Animal Nutrition

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Veterinary Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of animal nutrition in production and companion animals. This enables them to apply a scientific and research-led approach at a practical level to improve performance, health and welfare.

  • Globally, this is the first Animal Nutrition masters-level programme, that is delivered entirely part-time and online, within an interactive online learning environment.
  • It is delivered in collaboration with senior academics/nutritionists from SRUC, who along with University staff have an international reputation in the animal nutrition, clinical nutrition and feed industry sectors, with some staff having Registered Nutritionist status (Society for Nutrition).
  • An attractive option for busy working professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skill-set to support them in their career aspirations, whether they want to work within the animal nutrition sector or want to continue their development into further study for a PhD.
  • Addresses a critical gap for those aspiring to work in the feed industry, tackling a lack of appreciation of nutrition in the context of the commercial animal feed industry, in-part through our links with industry and contributions from industry members.
  • Enhance your conceptual, analytical and presentation skills to use effective and modern methods of describing and analysing scientific, research and dietary ration data to inform decisions on managing, designing and evaluating diets in the contexts of the interactions between diet, production, health and disease.
  • Opportunity to enhance your knowledge and consolidate your expertise in the field.
  • Watch Dr Peter Hastie, the programme director, tell you more:

This programme is online and flexible, and is offered on a part-time basis only.

This degree is structured to allow sequential progression via Continuing Professional Development, PG Certificate, PG Diploma and MSc phases. It is also possible to undertake the PgCert or PgDip as exit or entry qualifications.

Compulsory courses

  • DISSERTATION IN ANIMAL NUTRITION
  • CURRENT TOPICS IN ANIMAL NUTRITION
  • DIGESTIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • FEED COMPOSITION AND EVALUATION
  • NUTRITION BIOCHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM
  • RESEARCH METHODS FOR ANIMAL SCIENCES

Optional courses

  • APPLIED NUTRITION AND RATIONING (MONOGASTRICS)
  • APPLIED NUTRITION AND RATIONING (RUMINANTS)
  • EQUINE NUTRITION
  • FEED INDUSTRY
  • FEED PROCESSING (MONOGASTRICS)
  • FEED PROCESSING (RUMINANTS)
  • NUTRITION AND HEALTH
  • SMALL ANIMAL AND EXOTICS NUTRITION

This programme is ideally suited for those individuals who want to pursue a career in the commercial animal nutrition or veterinary nutrition sectors, or for those who wish to go on to further academic and research endeavours through studying for a PhD.

MSc

PgCert

PgDip

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
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