The inter-disciplinary study of human & animal interactions

The MA in Anthrozoology will be of interest to anyone who would like to investigate the many and varied ways in which humans perceive, engage, compete and co-exist with non-human animals in a range of cultural contexts.

The distance learning MA Anthrozoology is especially relevant in terms of Continual Professional Development for individuals who are involved with the care of non-human animals in a professional capacity (eg, vets, veterinary nurses/technicians, animal trainers, dog wardens, zoo keepers, conservationists, charity workers etc.), as well as for students who have completed social science undergraduate degrees or who have a science background and would like to expand their research interests into the social sciences. The distance learning format is sufficiently flexible to enable you to fit it in around your existing professional and personal commitments.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time by Distance Learning only

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

Core modules (60 credits) and Dissertation (60 credits) to be taken.
  • ANTM102 Anthrozoology: Theory and Method 30
  • ANTM103 Applied Anthrozoology 30
  • ANTM904 Dissertation 60
Optional modules
Plus a choice of 60 credits from the following, up to 30 of which may be taken in appropriate modules from other programmes within the institution.  
  • ANTM100 The Animal Mirror: Representations of Animality 15
  • ANTM101 Animals, Health and Healing 15
  • ANTM104 Family Hominidae and Other Primates 15
  • ANTM105 Humans and Wildlife: Conflict and Conservation 15
  • ANTM106 Representation of Animals Through Religion 15

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The programme will give you an insight into the many and varied ways in which humans think about and interact with other animals in a range of cultural, historical and geographical contexts. You will acquire a range of transferable skills which will stand you in good stead for a career working with or thinking about nonhuman animals. Moreover, because every aspect of contemporary human life involves nonhuman animals in some capacity, from the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the medicines which sustain us, then regardless of your field of employment, you stand to gain new perspectives on life arising from a deeper understanding of the human-nonhuman bond.


Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time International: £17,700 full-time; £8,850 part-time

Entry Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general admissions requirements of the University of Exeter (normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline).

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