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Masters degrees in Animal Nutrition study the dietary needs of animals, looking at the ways in which they can be kept healthy. These courses are often vocational in nature, linking animal nutrition to industrial agricultural processes.
Institutions typically ask that you hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological science, while other opportunities for postgraduate focus include Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Animal Physiology.
Masters in Animal Nutrition usually combine science and business, preparing you for work in the agricultural sector. You might learn about the scientific basis behind the way animals absorb and digest nutritious material, exploring the chemistry of animal feed and working out how to make its production as efficient as possible.
Alongside the scientific aspects of such programmes, you’ll probably also look at the economics, law and technology of animal nutrition. Similarly, you’ll likely develop an in-depth understanding of the state of the international animal feed industry, focusing on processes and trends within it.
As you’d expect, postgraduate careers are closely linked to the agricultural sector. You could work in the animal production or the animal feed industries, delivering expert advice as a consultant. Or, you may move into the pet-food sector and apply your knowledge there.
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To provide students with knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of animal nutrition in production and companion animals, enabling them to apply a scientific and research led approach at a practical level to improve performance, health and welfare. Read more
From food production to the welfare of companion animals, animal science covers a vast range of topics across the full range of domesticated animal species. Read more
Our MSc in Animal Science provides students with research-led, high quality postgraduate teaching and education. By providing you with biological, scientific and professional training in the field of Animal Science, this course will enable you to pursue leading careers in a wide range of Animal Science related fields throughout the world. Read more
You'll study farm, companion and zoo animal nutrition and the international animal feed industry. You'll learn about the latest developments in animal nutrition and consider the ethical implications associated with these trends. 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
Grad Cert Dairy Herd Health consists of modules in herd health skills, dairy herd fertility, nutrition and production disease, milk quality and mastitis, calf health and heifer rearing, and bio-secure/infectious diseases. Read more
Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilisation of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. Read more
This new postgraduate degree is ideal for those planning to undertake a research focussed qualification within our subject specialisms, but which sits outside of our current Masters provision. Read more
The science of animal behaviour is a rapidly evolving discipline with much practical application. Welfare issues are a key concern for animal production, zoos and wildlife centres, the pet trade and veterinary sector, and are the subject of much regulation. Read more