Taught course

Applied Anthrozoology

Nottingham Trent University · School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours Biological Sciences degree. Applicants with an equivalent level of relevant industrial or professional work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This course covers the diversity of human-animal interactions. It critically evaluates and assesses the biological and social basis of these interactions, with the aim of improving our understanding, and enhancing the overall quality of specific human-animal interactions. It combines advanced research and academic skills with applied science skills.

You’ll study how humans and animals interact, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of these interactions. There’s an emphasis on examining the animal aspect of the interaction, while adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the wider subject area.You’ll discover how this knowledge can be applied to practical situations where an in-depth understanding of human-animal interactions might be of benefit, for example in animal rescue and rehoming centres; the utilisation of animals for educational and therapeutic purposes; human-animal conflict situations; and the role and value of animals in society more generally.

You’ll study the current issues and insights at the forefront of anthrozoology, and the philosophical, welfare and ethical issues related to these. You’ll explore general patterns in human and animal cognition, behaviour, and psychological functioning, and appreciate how these relate to the application of anthrozoology.

On this course, you’ll also evaluate the rigour and validity of published research, and assess its relevance to new situations within the discipline. You’ll gain an insight into recent advances in animal science, specifically relating to the applications of anthrozoology – therefore, attending a relevant scientific conference is strongly advised as an integral part of this course.

What you'll study

  • Human-Animal Interactions
  • Ethics and Consultation (Animal)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Research Project

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1636 817099