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About Animal Physiology
Masters degrees in Animal Physiology explore the different systems and processes at work in the animal body, such as respiration, circulation and reproduction.
Typically an MSc, some institutions may also offer a Master in Research (MRes), giving you the chance to undertake a significant research project during your studies. Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological science, while related postgraduate specialisms include Animal Anatomy and Animal Pathology.
A Masters in Animal Physiology covers a broad area of study, often giving you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest. You’ll usually examine several different kinds of animal systems – muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive, for example – along with processes such as digestion and excretion.
You could explore these organic networks and processes from systemic, molecular and cellular perspectives, depending on your research interests. You might also choose to focus on a particular branch of the animal kingdom.
Career prospects in Veterinary Physiology are varied, and range from academic positions in research institutes and animal welfare organisations through to becoming an independent animal health consultant.
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Applied Animal Biology offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in animal physiology, behaviour, welfare, and management of livestock, aquaculture, and wildlife species.
The MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy programme is designed to optimise and enhance the competencies of Chartered Physiotherapists to produce technically competent, effective and safe veterinary physiotherapy practitioners in line with current professional standards.
The programme includes the following profiles. This profile introduces students into the study of animal and plant development, microbiology, cell signaling pathways, cytoskeleton dynamics, cancer biology, virology and immunology.
Equestrian related activities are increasingly contributing large amounts to the UK's rural and national economy. A horse's worth is associated with its performance and how we can measure and affect those factors is increasingly important.
Writtle University College has an excellent reputation for its existing undergraduate Equine Sports Therapy course and our Integrated Masters in Vet Physio as well as our BSc in Animal Therapy that have both academic and professional input and by popular demand we are now offering an MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy as a postgraduate pathway.
Choosing the right postgraduate programme is a key step in developing your career prospects and building specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area.