Animal Welfare and Conservation MSc

Writtle University College Postgraduate School

Full time & Part time September MSc See website for details

About the course

The Animal Science department in the Postgraduate School offers taught courses in Animal Biology and Welfare and Animal Production and Nutrition as well as programmes undertaken by research leading to an MSc, MPhil or PhD award. Each programme can be studied as a full or part-time postgraduate qualification. Students who are considering a programme of study leading to the award of a PhD should allow a minimum of three years full-time study or six to eight years part-time study.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good BSc Honours degree (2.2 or above) from a recognised university in a related science subject such as animal science, agriculture, biological sciences, zoology, veterinary or bioveterinary science or other appropriate life-science degree.

Applicants with a BSc (Hons) 3rd class pass, with extensive industrial experience may also be considered for the Masters programme. Applications from non-UK students are particularly welcome.

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Student Profile(s)

Khairiyah Mat

Progressing into Higher Education has always been an ambition of mine because I want to be a specialist in the field of animal science.

I chose Writtle University College for my studies because it offered the course that best suited my interests. The course will not only aid me in realising my career requirements but will enhance my expertise and competence within the profession of academia.

Writtle University College is a great environment for study, the campus and landscape is both peaceful and calming. I have also had a really good time with my friends at the College, who have come from all around the world; the international community at the University is fun and comforting. So far I have had a great experience studying at Writtle University College.

Kate Wood

During my Masters, I worked in the Falconry section at Colchester Zoo and carried out two projects there. I undertook part of my dissertation in South Africa and, after my course, moved out there permanently.

On the strength of my course and experience, I was approached by a local primary school. I now run a "bush buddies" scheme, teaching lessons to children about the environment and organising outings.

Without the Masters I obtained at Writtle University College, I wouldn't be doing the work I love now.


We are grateful for the support of the Alice Noakes Charitable Trust which was established with an animal welfare focus in East Anglia. The bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis with the criteria for selection reflecting this welfare and regional emphasis.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Part-payment of fees (for UK students only)


Applications for these bursaries can only be made via the course manager on admission to the Postgraduate course.

Application Procedure

Students must follow the application procedure and successfully secure a place on the course prior to application. All eligible applicants will be invited to apply; successful candidates will be notified by the end of August.

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