Masters degrees in Animal Pharmacy train postgraduates in the skills needed to prepare and dispense drugs for animals. Often accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the UK, these courses help pharmacists make sure that they’re in line with the regulations around veterinary pharmacy.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy or an appropriate animal science-based subject. Other postgraduate specialisms in this field include Animal Pharmacology, Animal Pathology and Animal Toxicology.
An accredited Masters in Veterinary Pharmacy allows you to dispense medicinal products for animals, also teaching you about the relationship between animals and public health. For example, you might learn about how to reduce or eliminate the risk of zoonotic disease (infections spread between animals and humans). You’ll probably also study the food chain, making sure that medicinal products for livestock won’t be dangerous for human consumers further down the line.
Another important part of these programmes involves analysing the anatomical and physiological systems of various animals, and looking at how these affect the effect of veterinary pharmaceutical products.
Typical employment destinations for postgraduates in this area include the pharmaceutical industry, governmental departments / agencies, international organisations and veterinary practices.
Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector. Specifically this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in the both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics.
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Animal Behaviour is the scientific study of what animals do, from single-celled organisms, invertebrates to vertebrates. It is one of the most exciting and interesting scientific disciplines, expanding rapidly over recent decades. Animal behaviour is key to understanding evolutionary processes, and there is a growing need to understand behaviour due to the impact of an increasing human population.
In addition, an understanding of animal behaviour is of fundamental importance to safeguard animal welfare. Thus, the study of animal behaviour provides the foundation for successful conservation and to increase and regulate the welfare of both domestic and wild animals. The course covers a wide range of animals, from insects to primates, taking in companion and farm animals. Thus, there is something of interest for everyone.
Throughout the course students will get fundamental training in Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Experimental Design, Statistics, and Presentation Skills to succeed on the competitive job market. The content provided during the course will also be useful for those who wish to pursue a PhD in Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Conservation, Evolutionary Ecology, and Animal Welfare.
The course also offers the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a variety of organizations subject to availability of placements. The School of Biological Sciences has provided work placement opportunities to students for more than 10 years, through a dedicated team of Career and Work Placement Officers that work for our School.
The work placement module is optional: students will have the option to either complete the module Professional Development and Work Placement, or the module Research Project: Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
The structure and contents of the programme are detailed below:
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