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



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,200 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,300 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Programme Admissions
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3914