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Part time


1 year

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Anthrozoology offers an introduction to study at post-graduate level, with opportunity to explore the wide and varied area of human and animal interactions.

As a student on this programme, you’ll gain a deeper insight into the role of animals in human society, and into how humans and animals co-exist from a historic and contemporary perspective. You will explore the role of animals in human health and healing, and how animals play a key role in different human cultures and religions.

You will also explore how humans co-exist with and impact upon animals through conservation, exploitation and as companions, as well as debating the ethical issues surrounding anthrozoology.

The programme will provide you with the required knowledge and skills to develop practical solutions for existing and emerging problems centred around human-animal interactions.

Modules tend to be taught in two-day blocks. This means that the teaching is condensed to allow postgraduate study to fit around other commitments, such as family responsibilities or your current job.


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.


The Human - Animal Bond - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 15 Credits): £583.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 15 Credits): £1083.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) 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

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