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International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning) PgProfDev

International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning) PgProfDev

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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Professional Development Diploma

Subject areas

Welfare Law Ethics Animal Protection / Welfare Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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 assessmentanimal ethics; recommendations and policy; legislation, regulation and enforcement; science communication; applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals


International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law
International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

20 credits £2,015

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

20 credits £2,015

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science.

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