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Masters degrees in Animal Science involve the advanced study of a host of issues relating to the treatment, care and nutrition of animals, as well as the diseases that affect them.
Related specialisms at postgraduate level include Animal Health, Veterinary Science and Agriculture Science. Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological science-based subject. If you’re passionate about research, some institutions award degrees as Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) and Masters of Research (MRes), allowing you to undertake a significant research project during your studies.
Many postgraduate Animal Sciences courses take an interdisciplinary approach to the area, combining methodologies from branches of study like biology, immunology, physiology and genetics. You may also take part in collaborations with people in the agriculture industry, looking at the ways in which you can apply your expertise in a professional context.
Another possibility would be to assess the environmental effect of livestock practices, or to look at the relationship between animal behaviour and welfare.
There are lots of employment options open to Animal Sciences postgraduates, ranging from research positions in veterinary laboratories through to agricultural consultancy and animal breeding.
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Massey’s Master of Science (Animal Science) will allow you to make a major contribution to animal science. Whether you want to take a first step in a research career or would like a specialised role in livestock or animal industries, a MSc (Animal Science) will give you the skills you need. Read more
Our MSc in Animal Science provides students with research-led, high quality postgraduate teaching and education. . Read more
The implementation of . EU directive 2010/63/EU. on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes has immediate consequences for scientific personnel, their training needs and the associated job market. Read more
Writtle University College provides a stimulating environment for you to pursue your studies in animal welfare and conservation, supported by research from the Centre for Equine and Animal Science (CEQAS). Read more
Prepare yourself for a research career or postgraduate doctoral study in animal science. You will enhance your understanding of safe and sustainable livestock production whilst developing as a confident and independent researcher. Read more
This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behaviour teaching within a supported learning environment. 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 Masters Degree in Livestock Science offers biological, scientific and professional training that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue leading careers in the livestock industries, in scientific research, in consultancy services, and in education. Read more
This programme has been designed to allow graduates in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science the opportunity to enhance their theoretical knowledge and understanding of the scientific study of animal behaviour in ways that can be applied effectively in science and practice. Read more
The Masters Degree in Equine Science at Aberystwyth is a long established, internationally recognised course and will provide you with research-led, high quality postgraduate teaching and education, allowing you to acquire the advanced subject knowledge and professional skills to enter the top careers in the equine industry and related professions. Read more
The programme is distinctive in that is allows students to look at developing the academic theories of animal behaviour and welfare with the practical applications of this knowledge in a wider context. Throughout the programme there will be a strong emphasis on the ethics and welfare of using animals and students will be able to consider the physiological areas relating to animal welfare. Read more
Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.
University Bourgogne Franche-Comte (UBFC) is a public university federating 7 Higher Education and Research (HER) Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comte (BFC) Region
The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behaviour and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management. Read more
The MSc in One Health provides the skills and preparation needed for careers in a broad range of environments.