Taught course

Animal Welfare and Conservation

Institution
Writtle University College · Animals
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a BSc or equivalent in an animal science-related topic, but applications are also invited from individuals with extensive industrial experience. IELTS 6.5 is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is an advanced course that develops an in depth knowledge and understanding of the biology and welfare of companion, domesticated and wild animals managed for production or leisure. Modules include: Animal Behaviour; Nutrition; Technology Transfer; Reproduction and Genetics; Animal Health and Disease; Animal Welfare and Legal Aspects; Welfare and Production Chains; Animal Habitat Management; and Personal Development Planning. Term 1 is delivered at Writtle College and Term 2 is based at Has Den Bosch University of Professional Education in The Netherlands. The 20 week research dissertation/project that follows can be at Writtle College or at HAS Den Bosch.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6.5 is required. There are a range of pre-sessional English language programmes available with further English support classes during term time.

Fees and funding

Successful UK applicants can apply for bursaries funded by the Alice Noakes CharitableTrust.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
8 months
part time
20-36 months

PGCert

full time
4 months
part time
16-36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Email
anya.perera@writtle.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1245 424200
Fax
+44 (0)1245 420456