University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning)

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms. The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and the Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world. The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including: - history, culture and concepts of animal welfare - animal behaviour - animal welfare assessment - animal ethics - recommendations and policy - legislation, regulation and enforcement - science communication - applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study September 2019 - 6 Years
Professional Development Diploma On-line study April 2020 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip On-line study September 2019 - 4 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert On-line study September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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Distance learning

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Key information

IAWEL Programme Administrator
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