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The main aim of this Masters programme is for students to learn about the fundamental processes driving disease transmission, persistence and prevalence in livestock production environments, and the role of disease in the performance of livestock production.
The programme will cover a range of topics including how disease dynamics, persistence, and spread are driven by biological processes and management practices in agricultural environments. We will also discuss the consequences of disease on production efficiency.
Each year of the taught element will consist of three 11-week terms structured into 2 blocks of 5 weeks of study with a week in between for independent study and reflection.
*Please check University website for final list of courses offered in any given year.
A veterinary degree, or a degree in a natural (biological or physical) science, such as:
Those working within one of the key topic areas, but who do not have a relevant degree (stated above), may also be considered.
You will be part of an online community studying with students from all over the globe. This programme is delivered part time through online learning, over a period of between three and six years. You can exit with the award of Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits).
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is also an option and aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
The courses and programme as a whole will provide: