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Livestock Health and Production PGDip

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

FEB-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Animal Husbandry Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme offers a thorough overview of the factors that influence livestock production - including breeding, nutrition, welfare and disease processes and management.

Gain a thorough overview of the factors that influence livestock production, including breeding, nutrition, welfare and disease processes and management.

Programme structure

This programme will help you improve the health and production of livestock by providing greater understanding of the interaction of livestock with people and the environment.

Learn how to implement control strategies by integrating your knowledge with the principles of epidemiology, economics and disease control within the context of management and infrastructure.

How you study

The programme is offered by distance learning and is fully supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You study independently, at a time and pace that suits you (subject to course-specific deadlines), using the study materials provided.

Career opportunities

The Livestock Health and Production programme is aimed primarily at veterinarians, animal health specialists and livestock farmers.

Graduates of this programme are employed in a variety of organizations, including the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), University Veterinary faculties and international organisations including the FAO and World Health Organisation (WHO).

What do employers think of our graduates?

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Modules

This module examines current concepts in pathology, immunology, parasitology, microbiology and epidemiology (credit bearing).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

9,245

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

9,245

Entry requirements

MSc degree: Either a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific subject, veterinary, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences, or medicine. Or a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline which has included suitable training. PGDip / PGCert / 240-hour modules: an appropriate degree, professional or technical qualification and work experience that we deem appropriate.