Taught course

Human Animal Interaction

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Masters in Human Animal Interaction will introduce you to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. It covers a broad range of topics and looks at human–animal interactions across a wide range of contexts – from pet owning to animal-assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation.

You'll learn about the importance of both human and animal behaviour in shaping human animal interaction, and the associated ethical issues, as well as learning to critically evaluate methods for measuring attitudes, interactions and their outcomes.

You'll carry out a practical placement and research project to get direct experience tailored to your individual career goals. You will also learn from our recognised experts in human–animal interaction, whose specialisms include:

  • the study of animal behaviour and animal welfare
  • animal-assisted activities and interventions
  • human and animal coexistence

This Masters course can be studied as an MA or MSc. It depends on whether your focus is on quantitative or qualitative methodologies. Selected components of this Masters course count as continuing professional development for those already working in this area.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Linda Cullen
Email
linda.cullen@stir.ac.uk