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Study mode

Online

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Poultry Farming Applied Zoology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course delivers skills and knowledge highly relevant to companies using intensive methods of poultry production and responding to retailer demand.

Course overview

This MSc aims to support anyone looking for the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of the worldwide poultry industry.

An online distance learning programme, it's aimed at students with relevant agricultural and animal-related backgrounds who are keen to acquire in-depth knowledge in applied poultry science.

It's specifically designed to provide a research-led approach to poultry science.

This course is delivered jointly by SRUC and the University of Edinburgh and uses the University’s award-winning online learning environments, which includes video podcasts, web based discussion forums and expert tuition.

What you'll learn

This course will help you demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories, principles and concepts of Applied Poultry Science (APS).

You'll use a significant range of techniques and practices associated with APS, as well as a range of appropriate methods to communicate with audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.

A part-time distance learning MSc course awarded by the University of Edinburgh.

Modules

Poultry Housing and Environment
Poultry Anatomy and Health
Poultry Feed, Nutrition and Digestion
Poultry Behaviour and Welfare in Commerical Systems
Research Methods and Data Analysis
Poultry Embryology and Incubation
Poultry Breeding and Genetics

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Postgraduate Diploma (part time 50%) – year 1: £3,000 Postgraduate Diploma (part time 50%) – year 2: £3,000 MSc project (following completion of PGDip): £2,200.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Postgraduate Diploma (part time 50%) – year 1: £6,000 Postgraduate Diploma (part time 50%) – year 2: £6,000 MSc project (following completion of PGDip): £3,750.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The programme would be most suitable for those with an undergraduate Honours Degree (first or 2:1 or its equivalent) in agricultural or biological science, or veterinary medicine. In circumstances where the background is not specifically related to these disciplines, we may also consider applications from those who have relevant work experience (work experience must be in a related area of poultry science or some involvement in poultry-related matters for 3 or more years).