What will I learn?

Animal welfare science and ethics is an expanding topic of international concern, which is why the University of Glasgow offer an Animal Welfare MSc programme. It aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Learn with the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM), a grouping of top researchers who focus on combining ecology and evolution with more applied problems in animal health.
  • Taught by research-active staff using the latest approaches in understanding and responding to animal welfare-related issues, legislation related to use of animals, and both theoretical and applied ethics.
  • Our strong ties between veterinarians and ecologists are a unique strength, offering training opportunities spanning both fundamental and applied research.
  • Gain core skills and knowledge across a wide range of subjects that will enhance your selection chances for competitive PhD programmes.
  • Many links with animal welfare-related organisations. We regularly welcome organisation experts to deliver guest lectures to our Animal Welfare students. We also arrange for our classes to visit organisations to obtain a first-hand view of working there is like.
  • Many organisations provide our students with opportunities to carry out their independent research project within their company.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students are exposed to potential work places and can make valuable contacts with professionals in the welfare community.

Where possible this is a two-way exchange in which communities are offered help with any issues they have and for which assistance may be provided in finding a solution (e.g. through independent research projects, supervised by university staff).

This is also an option open to other courses and could benefit the students in the long-term as well as give the university valuable connections with the wider community.

Which department am I in?

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,000.00 (US$ 30,916) per year
Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account. In your application, please submit a personal statement (up to 200 words) outlining your interests and why you want to study this programme at the University of Glasgow. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0. ibTOEFL: 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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