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Master of Science (MS) in Animal Welfare By Research Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




Course info


This field focuses on principles of the 5 domains of animal welfare; nutritional, environmental, health, behavioral and mental. The core of the specialization is identification, investigation, evaluation, proposal and management of animal welfare issues using indices of deprivation in the domains stated above. Research in this field includes effect of stressful and nonconductive environment on the physiology, reproduction, behavior, longevity, disease susceptible and resistances on animals. Candidates may also conduct studies to develop blood, physiological and physical profiles for determination of cruelty to animals. Other potential studies include welfare of wildlife by assessing the behavior, environment, adaption and survival in captivity.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science (MS) in Animal Welfare By Research.

Full Time (Minimum of one year and a maximum of three years)

Tuition fees

1st semester: RM 6,600; 2nd - 3rd semesters: RM 4,350; 4th semester: RM 3,850; 5th and subsequent semesters: RM 4,100; study cost for max 2 years: RM 19,150; study cost for max 3 years: RM 27,350


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Candidate must have a Bachelor degree (with honours), or DVM or Bachelor of Science degree in related field from UPM or any academic institution recognised by UPM university and have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.00

Candidate without basic requirements may apply, however, acceptance is upon approval by the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM or;

Candidate in the final semester of a Bachelor degree programme in the field of veterinary, animal, or health science or human medicine or other related fields with good academic standing throughout the study programme may be considered for admission, subject to current CGPA or equivalent or other requirement as stipulated from time to time

Candidate has fulfilled the language requirement as stipulated by UPM

TOEFL Written test (Academic version): 550 points

IELTS (Academic Exercise): Band 6.0

TOEFL Internet test (Academic version): 79-80

TOEFL Computer test (Academic version): 213

CIEP: Level 109

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.