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Key information

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 will 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. The programme can be completed in one or more years and can be planned on an individual basis with your Programme Manager. You will benefit from and get involved with the latest scientific research. You will work with research-active lecturers to help solve real-world issues.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Human-Animal Bond
Reflection on Practice
Wildlife Conflict
Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare
Research Methods

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 10 Credits): £361.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for part-time (Per 10 Credits): £722.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students 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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