Taught course

International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning)

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

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate 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 we may also consider your application.

Months of entry

January, September, April

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 and course duration

MSc

distance learning
72 months
online
72 months
part time
72 months

PGDip

distance learning
48 months
online
48 months
part time
48 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months
online
24 months
part time
24 months

PGProfDev

online
24 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

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