Masters degrees in Poultry Keeping and Farming equip postgraduates with the advanced knowledge and skills required to care for and manage poultry for purposes including egg production and human consumption.
Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Animal Science or Biology.
Increasing pressure on the poultry meat and egg industries from an ever-growing population means that many factories and business are in need of specialists trained in avian care.
As a postgraduate in Poultry Keeping, you will learn about the different scientific components of poultry care, such as nutrition, housing, behaviour, genetics and breeding. You will also learn about the business aspects of poultry farming, such as managing finances and dealing with commercial ventures.
Careers in the poultry industry include factory management, supply chain management and food safety management, as well as the possibility of research-based roles with food and environmental agencies and governing bodies.
A Masters in Avian Farming and Care is also excellent preparation for research at PhD level in related fields such as zoology or agriculture.