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Study the MSc Livestock Health and Production programme online

Study the MSc Livestock Health and Production programme online

This programme offers a thorough overview of the factors that influence livestock production - including breeding, nutrition, welfare and disease processes and management.

By studying this degree, you will:

  • Improve your knowledge of animal disease, namely: pathology, immunology, parasitology, microbiology and epidemiology.
  • Develop a systematic appreciation of livestock production systems and the wider issues involved in the husbandry of livestock.
  • Understand how feeding, breeding, management and interaction with the environment influence animal production and disease.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme are employed in a variety of organisatons, including the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), University Veterinary faculties and international organisations including the FAO and World Health Organisation (WHO).

Academic leadership

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has been ranked as the world’s number one veterinary school in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2019.

The RVC’s independent status enables it to innovate and to remain at the forefront of knowledge and practice. Postgraduate students learn alongside experts in their field and are provided with the specialist knowledge and skills required to make it to the very top of their chosen profession.

How you Study

The course can be studied online anywhere in the world, with support from a Virtual Learning Environment and academic staff.

Your study materials include a handbook, study guides, e-resources (including videos, online tutorials, and revision tutorials), and past exam papers, which will help you to prepare for assessments.

Am I qualified?

To Study this MSc, you will need either a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific subject, veterinary, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences, or medicine. Or a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline which has included suitable training.

Your time commitment

To complete the programme in the minimum study period, we recommend that you should study approximately 15 hours per week. (Academic year: February to September).

Application deadline: 15 December


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