Taught course

International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Royal School of Veterinary Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCertPGProfDev

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science.

We may also consider your application if you have a degree in social science, ethics or law, or if you are an experienced veterinary nurse.

If you have relevant work experience and an undergraduate degree in an area other than science, law, ethics or social science we may also consider your application. Please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to the certificate level or Postgraduate Professional Development only in the first instance.

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 the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) 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, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGProfDev
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
iawel@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8825