University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Students on this course critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals, and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to protect animals and advance their welfare.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree incorporating a related subject in the life or health sciences or humanities, or professional experience in the area of study.

Course modules

Indicative modules: research methods; animals and society; animal abilities and ethical considerations; psychological states and welfare assessment; animal welfare issues 1; animal welfare issues 2; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments include written assignments, PowerPoint and poster presentations, online blogs, participation in discussions, and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of interest to the student, chosen in consultation with a supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

Key information

Course Enquiries and Applications
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01962 827234