Description

Animal Health and Welfare relates the study of animal health to improving and enhancing welfare. There is an increased global awareness of the link between animal and human health and this suggests that graduates with skills in this area are well placed for a range of career destinations within the animal sector.

Why choose this course?

  • Staff have expertise and experience in the field of animal health and welfare science across a range of species.
  • Your studies will be based at our Brackenhurst Campus, which offers 200 hectares of rural estate and modern laboratories for the development of scientific skills and experience.
  • You will have access to our modern Animal Unit on campus which houses over 150 animals.
  • You will benefit from a new £2.5 million campus eco-library offering IT resources 24-7.
  • You will enjoy excellent links to partner organisations, conservation projects and academic institutions across the world.

Study Details:

MRes/MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

  • Ethology and Welfare (Animal) (20 credit points)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credit points)
  • Comparative Performance Biology (20 credit points)
  • Animal Health, Disease Control and Surveillance  (40 credit points)
  • Ethics and Consultation (Animal) (20 credit points)
  • Animal Health (20 credit points)
  • Research Project (MRes 120 credit points, MSc 60 credit points)

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

Your course leader and lecturers are actively involved in liaising with external agencies and industry to ensure the course is relevant and meets the needs of employers. Successful completion of the course will create employment opportunities within the animal sector, as well as within research areas such as animal, human health and sport industries. Some examples are:

• animal welfare organisations (RSPCA, Blue Cross, International League for the Protection of Horses, Dogs Trust, World Horse Welfare)
• international animal federations (e.g. Federation Equestrienne International, Federation Cynologique Internationale and Olympic Committee)
• sporting / performance industries and organisations (e.g. Wetherby’s, The Kennel Club)
• animal consultancy – health, behaviour, training and welfare
• charitable societies, governing bodies and relevant NGOs
• nutritionists and nutrition advisors
• sports psychology
• competition training
• rehabilitation
• animal related law
• animal / equine journalism
• medical sales
• insurance
• coaching
• lecturing
• research industry, research assistant.

There is also the possibility of further postgraduate research.

Fees

UK/EU: Full-time (1 year) £7,000 Part-time £3,500 (for Year One*) International: £14,500

Entry Requirements

For 2019 entry you will need:

MRes

  • A minimum of a 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.

MSc

  • A minimum of a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant biological based science, such as Animal Biology or Zoology. Applicants with relevant industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

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