Description

  • Learn with the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM), a grouping of top researchers who focus on combining ecology and evolution with more applied problems in animal health.
  • Taught by research-active staff using the latest approaches in understanding and responding to animal welfare-related issues, legislation related to use of animals, and both theoretical and applied ethics.
  • Develop valuable skills in:
    • quantitative methods
    • sequence analysis
    • conservation biology
    • epidemiology
    • practical approaches to assessing biodiversity.
  • Our strong ties between veterinarians and ecologists are a unique strength, offering training opportunities spanning both fundamental and applied research.

Study Details:

MSc: 12 months full-time

Module Details:

Term 1: Core courses
KEY RESEARCH SKILLS (40 credits)
ANIMAL WELFARE SCIENCE (20 credits)

Term 2: Core courses
ANIMAL ETHICS
ANIMAL LEGISLATION AND SOCIETAL ISSUES

Term 2: Optional courses
SPATIAL ECOLOGY
BIOLOGY OF SUFFERING
CARE & ENRICHMENT OF CAPTIVE ANIMALS
ANIMAL WELFARE ASSESSMENT
BIODIVERSITY INFORMATICS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ECOLOGISTS
INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN STATISTICS
INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION
CONSERVATION GENETICS
MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHYLODYNAMICS
MULTI SPECIES MODELS
SINGLE SPECIES MODELS
VERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF CONSERVATION
PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION ECOLOGY
PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT
ECONOMIC TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION
SOCIETAL ASPECTS OF AMR
GENETIC AND GENOMIC ASPECTS OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
INFECTIOUS DISEASE ECOLOGY AND THE DYNAMICS OF EMERGING DISEASE

Term 3: Core MSc component
RESEARCH PROJECT

Student Destinations

Students are exposed to potential work places and can make valuable contacts with professionals in the welfare community.

Where possible this is a two-way exchange in which communities are offered help with any issues they have and for which assistance may be provided in finding a solution (e.g. through independent research projects, supervised by university staff).

This is also an option open to other courses and could benefit the students in the long-term as well as give the university valuable connections with the wider community.

Students from this programme have gone on to a very wide variety of graduate roles in academia and the labour market across the UK and also in Europe.

Job titles include:

  • animal technician
  • locum vet nurse
  • animal carer (horses)
  • veterinary meat hygiene inspector
  • agricultural officer for regional government
  • canine carer

Other graduates have progressed to PhDs in veterinary medicine and science.

Fees

Home: Full time fee £9000 EU/International: Full time fee £23000

Entry Requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account. 

In your application, please submit a personal statement (up to 200 words) outlining your interests and why you want to study this programme at the University of Glasgow.

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