The overall objective of this postgraduate taught programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.
This online distance learning programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.
The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:
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Graduates can use their qualification to enhance their career prospects in academia, research, governmental and non-governmental organisations and consultancies.
A blend of online learning methods are utilised, such as discussion forums, podcasts and live tutorials. The programme is modular, allowing us to offer a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied.
Students may choose to study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
You will take two compulsory courses International Animal Welfare Science and Animal Ethics, Policy and Law plus an optional course.
You can choose up to 60 credits of optional courses, which include:
You complete your dissertation of 10,00015,000 words, on a topic of your choice.
You can apply until:
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