Taught course

International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law

Institution
Scotland's Rural College · Department of Animals
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent/very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The overall objective of this online distance learning 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.

The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both SRUC and the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:

  • history, culture and concepts of animal welfare
  • animal behaviour
  • animal welfare assessment
  • animal ethics
  • recommendations and policy
  • legislation, regulation and enforcement
  • science communication
  • applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36-72 months

PGDip

distance learning
24-48 months

PGCert

distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment
Email
recruitment@sruc.ac.uk
Phone
0800 269 453