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
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
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||67|
|Dissertation||33 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Co-ordinator
- +44 (0)1245 424200
- +44 (0)1245 420456