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Animal Behaviour and Welfare MRes

Animal Behaviour and Welfare MRes

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Animal Protection / Welfare Animal Psychology / Behaviour Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MRes in Animal Behaviour and Welfare offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge of animal behaviour and animal welfare science.

You will explore advances in animal behaviour within animal cognition, animal personality, animal communication and language, and social behaviour. You will also look at contemporary issues in animal welfare science such as methods of animal welfare assessment, animal welfare legislation, welfare implications of keeping animals in captivity and issues related to improving and assessing animal welfare.

This postgraduate programme will allow you to advance the knowledge you gained from your animal related degree and provide you with the required expertise and skills to develop practical solutions for existing and emerging problems in animal behaviour and animal welfare science. The expertise that you gain from the programme will enhance your career prospects and can be applied in future scientific research and in practical areas such as conservation, animal welfare organisations, research centres and zoos.

WHY STUDY ANIMAL AT HARTPURY UNIVERSITY?

As a Hartpury animal student, you'll benefit from and get involved with the latest scientific research. You'll work with research-active lecturers to help solve real-world issues. Our students co-author papers and present at national and international conferences.

You'll benefit from access to over 70 domestic and non-domestic species on campus. There aren’t many places that you’ll have access to invertebrates, reptiles, livestock and exotic species.

Modules

Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare Sience - Core
Research methods - Core
Advances in Animal Behaviour - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least an upper second class 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Hartpury University is a specialist provider of agriculture, animal, equine and veterinary education, based in Gloucestershire, in the heart of England’s countryside. Students can choose from taught and applied research Master’s degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects. World-class facilities and expertise, small class sizes and a personal teaching approach offer students what they need to...more