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Masters degrees in Livestock train postgraduates in the most efficient means of rearing animals for agricultural and commercial purposes. This includes exploring breeding, genetics, immunology and food safety, animal nutrition, and the relationship between livestock and wildlife.
Specialisms in this field include Livestock Management and Livestock Health. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as biological, environmental, or veterinary science.
Postgraduate study of Livestock and Livestock Science offers more than just an analysis of supply and demand. Expect to gain wide-ranging knowledge of the agri-food industry, including its commercial viability and environmental implications, as well as government policy on food safety and modification.
You can opt to focus your studies on particular kinds of livestock care and management, such as poultry or bovine farming. You may even choose to explore how farming methods and landscaping can effect livestock production.
Possible careers include farm and factory management, consultancy in environmental and governing bodies, or even marketing, advertising and communications.
Alternatively, you may wish to use your Masters degree as a basis for further PhD research in fields such as veterinary science or industrial analysis.
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This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behaviour, nutrition and exercise for horses. 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
Relevant to vets, animal health specialists and livestock farmers, the programme addresses contemporary issues of livestock production that have worldwide relevance. Read more
This applied Master programme is designed for mid-career horticulture, livestock or forest professionals working in the private or public sector. Read more
We understand the difficulties many people face with full-time study and have joined forces with the University of London Worldwide, to offer study by distance learning. Read more
Our MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology will equip you with the skills you need to address key global grand challenges. Animal health and disease control are crucial components in key global grand challenges such as food security and climate change. Read more
Our MSc in Animal Science provides students with research-led, high quality postgraduate teaching and education. By providing you with biological, scientific and professional training in the field of Animal Science, this course will enable you to pursue leading careers in a wide range of Animal Science related fields throughout the world. Read more
This intensive course in agriculture is unique to the Royal Agricultural University and provides an opportunity for graduates or professionals in other disciplines to re-direct their careers towards agricultural and associated rural industries. Read more
Make a global difference with our Master's in Agriculture for Sustainable Development. integrating natural, social and economic sciences, you'll gain a firm grounding in research methods of sustainable agricultural systems, using case studies of real projects. Read more
Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to help agriculture meet the challenges of the 21st century! This Sustainable and Efficient Food Production postgraduate course centres on increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact within the extensive pasture-based production sector. Read more
Gain the skills and knowledge to keep feeding the world. As the population grows so do the challenges we face, and the need for creative solutions from agricultural specialists. Read more
An MRes is a Masters programme with more research than taught elements, a ‘Research Masters’. If you undertake the MRes in Agriculture you will need to successfully complete any two modules from the MSc Sustainable and Efficient Food Production and the Research Methods module. Read more
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of our teaching and the excellence of our research into human, animal and ecosystem health. By studying one of our online masters, you’ll benefit from our expertise - from wherever you are in the world. Our transformative online degrees have been designed to develop your intellectual skills, specialise and help you advance your career.