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Intensive Livestock Health and Production


Course Description

The MSc has been devised through input from academics and industry experts and provides a learning environment in which individuals can develop their conceptual approach to the intensive livestock food chain and their proficiencies in terms of skills, knowledge and attitudes as competent and reflective agri-food sector professionals.

The delivery mode is part-time, structured online Distance Learning (2-5 years), making the most effective use of virtual learning tools, including online library access, discussion forums, and multimedia resources. This delivery allows students to study for their qualification alongside work and family responsibilities. Students will however be required to attend campus for induction and some assessments depending on choice of elective modules at PG Diploma level.
Learning outcomes

MSc graduates will be able to:

Chicken abatoirUnderstand and evaluate theories, methods and practice of the agri-food system that can be applied to their area of the intensive livestock production industry
Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems and new insights from across the intensive livestock production industry
Develop new processes/techniques to improve intensive livestock production, supporting animal health and welfare
Identify, critically assess and address the emerging needs of the intensive livestock sector
Adopt new techniques to improve skills development
Be a reflective, self-evaluative and self-managing professional
Critically appraise research and practices in livestock and related food production fields, and develop skills to undertake qualitative and quantitative research using appropriate methods
Continue to develop independent and lifelong learning skills to promote their own personal and professional development as producers, researchers and leaders.

Visit the Intensive Livestock Health and Production page on the Royal Veterinary College website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The MSc is designed for those working in the agri-food sector (pigs and poultry). This includes animal production through to retail outlets, as well as animal scientists, veterinary surgeons and other veterinary para-professionals supporting intensive livestock health and production. Graduates are expected to contribute further to the intensive livestock industries in the veterinary, public health or production sectors.

Course Fees

Postgraduate Certificate £2000, MSc £6000


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