MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Animal welfare science and ethics is an expanding topic of international concern, which is why the University of Glasgow offer an Animal Welfare MSc programme. It aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Learn with the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM), a grouping of top researchers who focus on combining ecology and evolution with more applied problems in animal health.
  • Taught by research-active staff using the latest approaches in understanding and responding to animal welfare-related issues, legislation related to use of animals, and both theoretical and applied ethics.
  • Our strong ties between veterinarians and ecologists are a unique strength, offering training opportunities spanning both fundamental and applied research.
  • Gain core skills and knowledge across a wide range of subjects that will enhance your selection chances for competitive PhD programmes.
  • Many links with animal welfare-related organisations. We regularly welcome organisation experts to deliver guest lectures to our Animal Welfare students. We also arrange for our classes to visit organisations to obtain a first-hand view of working there is like.
  • Many organisations provide our students with opportunities to carry out their independent research project within their company.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students are exposed to potential work places and can make valuable contacts with professionals in the welfare community.

Where possible this is a two-way exchange in which communities are offered help with any issues they have and for which assistance may be provided in finding a solution (e.g. through independent research projects, supervised by university staff).

This is also an option open to other courses and could benefit the students in the long-term as well as give the university valuable connections with the wider community.

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Modules

  • ANIMAL ETHICS
  • ANIMAL LEGISLATION AND SOCIETAL ISSUES
  • ANIMAL WELFARE SCIENCE
  • KEY RESEARCH SKILLS
  • ANIMAL WELFARE ASSESSMENT
  • BIODIVERSITY INFORMATICS
  • BIOLOGY OF SUFFERING
  • CARE & ENRICHMENT OF CAPTIVE ANIMALS
  • CONSERVATION GENETICS
  • ECONOMIC TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION
  • GENETIC AND GENOMIC ASPECTS OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
  • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ECOLOGISTS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF CONSERVATION
  • INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN STATISTICS
  • INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION
  • MULTI SPECIES MODELS
  • PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION ECOLOGY
  • SINGLE SPECIES MODELS
  • SOCIETAL ASPECTS OF AMR
  • VERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION
  • RESEARCH PROJECT
  • £30,240 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time