Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Animal Health and Welfare

This course covers the scientific theory and practice relating to animal health and welfare. It combines advanced research and academic skills with applied science skills. There is an emphasis on examining the biology of health and welfare science, while adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the wider subject area. You'll discover how to apply your knowledge to real world situations, such as enhancing agricultural production, utilising animals for educational and therapeutic purposes, or effectively maximising welfare within a rescue environment. You'll study the current issues and insights at the forefront of animal health and welfare, and the philosophical, welfare and ethical issues related to these. You'll explore general patterns in human and animal cognition, behaviour, and psychological functioning, and appreciate how these relate to the application of health and welfare science. The course also critically examines and assesses the biological and social basis of human-animal interactions, with the aim of improving our understanding and the overall quality of these interactions. In this course you will also evaluate the rigour and validity of published research, and assess its relevance to new situations within the discipline. You'll gain an insight into recent advances in animal science - therefore, attending a relevant scientific conference is strongly advised as an integral part of this course.

Course modules

Modules include: Research Methods and Data Analysis; Ethology and Welfare (Animal); Comparative Performance Biology; Animal Health; Disease Control and Surveillance; Ethics and Consultation (Animal); Research Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,900 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,900 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brackenhurst Campus NG25 0QF East Midlands

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