What will I learn?

Writtle University College provides a stimulating environment for you to pursue your studies in animal welfare and conservation, supported by research from the Centre for Equine and Animal Science (CEQAS). Our highly qualified teaching staff support students in exploring industry relevant links between conservation and welfare, as well as focusing on the nutritional and genetic issues in animal welfare. Our MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation has strong industry links with Colchester Zoo, Essex Wildlife Trust, Natures Menu, Zoological Society of London (including London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo) and Universities Federation for Animal Welfare.

As part of this course we offer MSc students two places on the annual trip to UmPhafa Wildlife reserve each June in collaboration with Colchester Zoo. Alongside this, all students have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge of a diverse range of animal species through access to a wide range of livestock, exotics and companion animals on site. On attaining your MSc at WUC you will be a highly skilled and employable postgraduate who is ready to excel in your future career in the areas of animal welfare, conservation, nutrition, zoo keeping and research.

Learning & Teaching Methods

The teaching methods are a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, visits and student managed learning. The self-guided study takes place under the supervision of experienced staff from the Centre of Equine and Animal Science at Writtle University College.

Students are assessed using a number of methods, for example written examination, reports, essays, seminars, debates, oral presentations, case studies and project dissertation.

Which department am I in?

Animal Science and Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,170.00 (13,59,780) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Writtle University College

Writtle,

CM1 3RR, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants will normally hold a good BSc Honours degree (2.2 or above) from a recognised university in a related science subject such as animal science, agriculture, biological sciences, zoology, veterinary or bioveterinary science or other appropriate life-science degree. Applicants with a BSc (Hons) 3rd class pass, with extensive industrial experience may also be considered for the Masters programme. Applications from non-UK students are particularly welcome. Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to demonstrate a level of competence that enables them to study at a postgraduate level. A test score of 6.5 is required in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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