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Masters degrees in Agricultural Zoology provide advanced study and training in all agricultural aspects of animal biology, including breeding, behaviour, physiology, disease, development, and interactions with the environment.
Specialisms related to this subject include topics such as Animal Welfare and Conservation, Animal Nutrition and Applied Animal Biology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Biology or Animal Sciences.
Masters degrees in Agricultural Zoology examine the significance of animal biology in agricultural activities, by exploring scientific solutions to everyday issues like food production and distribution for an increasing population.
You may focus your studies on different aspects of animal biology, for example breeding and genetics, and their effect on agricultural cultivation. You may even explore the means of manipulating these factors for the purpose of rearing livestock efficiently and sustainably.
Careers traditionally include roles in the agri-food industry, such as food production management and quality assurance. You would also be suited to consultancy within governing bodies and agencies.
A Masters in this field is also ideal preparation for further research at PhD level, perhaps exploring issues such the effect of livestock on the environment.
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The Animal Science department in the Postgraduate School offers taught courses in Animal Biology and Welfare and Animal Production and Nutrition as well as programmes undertaken by research leading to an MSc, MPhil or PhD award. Read more
The Master’s degree provides advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems located in warm-temperate environments at a global level. Read more
*subject to validation The course The course is designed to equip practitioners with the higher level skills and knowledge to apply recent developments in nutritional science, technology and legislation to support sustainable expansion and intensification of ruminant production systems and meet consumer demands for ruminant products both within the UK and globally. Read more
Relevant to vets, animal health specialists and livestock farmers, the programme addresses contemporary issues of livestock production that have worldwide relevance. Read more
MPhil supervision covers a number of research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our range of research areas relate to crop science, soil science, ecological (organic) agriculture, and agricultural water management. Read more
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. Read more
Our MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology will equip you with the skills you need to address key global grand challenges. Animal health and disease control are crucial components in key global grand challenges such as food security and climate change. Read more
The aim of this Professional Doctorate programme is to produce a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. Read more
MPhil supervision covers a number of research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our range of research areas relate to animal health and welfare, environmental impact of livestock systems, and safety and quality of livestock products. Read more
The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of our teaching and the excellence of our research into human, animal and ecosystem health. By studying one of our online masters, you’ll benefit from our expertise - from wherever you are in the world. Our transformative online degrees have been designed to develop your intellectual skills, specialise and help you advance your career.