University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare

This programme offers an integrated approach to study of animal welfare in both companion and farm animals; the programme provides students with an understanding of animal welfare that can be applied in animal research, management, care, production, inspection, assessment and preparation of legislation.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to applied animal behaviour and animal welfare; biology of suffering; animal cognition and consciousness; scientific methodology; animal welfare applications.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,335 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,270 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,335 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,335 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,335 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Edinburgh EH25 9RG Scotland

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Programme Admissions
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3914