University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Animal Welfare Science (Ethics and Law)

This course improves students' knowledge and understanding of animals' needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg grade point average of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.

Course modules

Ethics, legislative policy and welfare science; monitoring and assessing biodiversity: critical for understanding the impacts of environmental change; quantitative analyses of ecological and epidemiological data: critical for animal health and conservation; key research skills: scientific communication; introduction to R; advanced linear models; experimental design and power analysis; animal ethics; animal welfare science; legislation related to animal welfare; independent research project.; enrichment of animals in captive environments; care of captive animals; biology of suffering; assessment of physiological state; freshwater sampling techniques; marine sampling techniques; invertebrate identification; vertebrate identification; molecular analyses for dna barcoding and biodiversity measurement; phyloinformatics; conservation genetics and phylodynamics; infectious disease ecology and the dynamics of emerging disease; single-species population models; multi-species models; spatial processes; introduction to bayesian statistics.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,133 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,533 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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