Taught course

Animal Welfare and Conservation

Institution
Writtle University College · Animals
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good BSc Honours degree (2.2 or above) from a recognised university in a related science subject such as animal science, agriculture, biological sciences, zoology, veterinary or bioveterinary science or other appropriate life-science degree.

Applicants with a BSc (Hons) 3rd class pass, with extensive industrial experience may also be considered for the Masters programme. Applications from non-UK students are particularly welcome.

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.

Examples of potential areas for dissertation projects:

  • Investigation of keeper-animal relationships in zoos
  • Animal behaviour and welfare research in collaboration with Colchester Zoo
  • Assessment of prevalence and risk factors for obesity in companion animals
  • Lameness detection and measurement in dairy cows
  • Estimation endangered wild animal population densities
  • Use of molecular biology techniques in conservation genetics of captive wild animals
  • Incidence of small mammals in agricultural landscapes
  • Diet selection and nutrient intakes in captive animals
  • Behavioural indicators of welfare and performance using different castration methods in lambs

Information for international students

As one of the longest established specialist institutions in the UK, we offer our international students an opportunity to study a range of academically-challenging and internationally-recognised programmes.

Established in 1893, Writtle University College has valued and nurtured its international links and is held in high regard by related industries worldwide for providing highly skilled and knowledgeable students for their chosen sectors as well as being at the forefront of world quality research and consultancy.

writtle.ac.uk/International

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,700 (2019/20 entry)
International students
£12,600 (2019/20 entry)

Writtle University College provides a range of bursaries and scholarships which can be used to reduce the cost of your education, enhance your career prospects and to support excellence.

writtle.ac.uk/Scholarships-&-Bursaries-19-20

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@writtle.ac.uk
Phone
01245 424200