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About Animal Welfare
Masters degrees in Animal Welfare study the happiness and health of animals, as well as how creatures should be kept, housed and maintained. Related postgraduate specialisms include Animal Behaviour, Animal Health and Animal Ethics.
Programmes usually award an MSc, but some institutions also offer an MRes, which means you’ll be able to undertake a sizeable research project as part of your studies. Entry requirements normally involve an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological science.
Courses in Animal Welfare typically take an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, combining methodologies from ethics, law, conservation and veterinary sciences.
Both theoretical and practical in nature, postgraduate Animal Welfare programmes offer you the chance to explore topics like animal consciousness, ecology and caring for animals in captivity. You may also be trained in quantitative statistical methods to undertake your own research in the field.
Careers in Animal Welfare are as broad as the subject itself. After graduating, you could find yourself working for an animal welfare organisation (local, national or international) or carrying on your research to PhD level. Other possibilities include charities, zoos, veterinary practice or independent consultancy.
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Examine and communicate the importance of animal welfare to academic and other audiences. Programme partly based on the theoretical syllabus required for the European and US animal welfare qualifications for veterinarians.
The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.
This programme has popular international appeal and is endorsed by many international organisations for its up-to-date understanding and application of the latest animal welfare methods and practices.
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).
Are you passionate about animal welfare and keen to shape the management of the zoos of the future? Students from over 20 nationalities have chosen our unique programme, the first of its kind in the world.
This suite of courses is unique in the UK. The courses focus on the recent advances in equine health and disease, sports horse nutrition, behaviour, ethics, exercise physiology, equitation science, and genetics in the context of enhancing equine performance, health and welfare.
Choosing the right postgraduate programme is a key step in developing your career prospects and building specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area.
Wageningen University & Research is the number 1 Agricultural University in the world (National Taiwan Ranking) and also the number 1 in the field of Agriculture and Forestry (QS World University Rankings).
The University of Edinburgh has been offering innovative online programmes to medical, veterinary and health-related professionals since 2005. Today we offer 49 online programmes to choose from and our portfolio is expanding all the time.