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Applied Poultry Science

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Content

The MSc programme can completed over three-years, or up to 6 years if done intermittently. Each academic year consists of three teaching blocks, each running over a period of 11 weeks.

Year 1:

Three core 20 credit courses. Students successfully completing Year 1 and exiting the programme will be awarded a PG Certificate (60 credits).

Poultry Housing and Environment; Poultry Anatomy and Health; Poultry Feed, Nutrition and Digestion

Year 2:

Students successfully completing Year 1 and 2 and exiting the programme will be awarded a PG Diploma (120 credits). In Year 2 40 credits are core and 20 are electives.

Core courses:
Poultry Behaviour and Welfare in Commercial Systems (20 credits); Poultry Embryology and Incubation (10 credits); Poultry Breeding and Genetics (10 credits).

Elective (option) courses:
Research Methods and Data Analysis (APS) (10 credits) – compulsory for progression to year 3;
Poultry Business Management (10 credits); Leadership Skills (10 credits); Other electives from suitable courses (10 or 20 credits).

Year 3:

Dissertation Year (September – June). Year 3 will consist of the final dissertation to attain the award of an MSc Degree in Applied Poultry Science.

You can exit after 1-2 years with PgCert Applied Poultry Science.

You can exit after 2-4 years with PgDip Applied Poultry Science.

You can exit after 2 years with PgProfDev Applied Poultry Science.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in agriculture, veterinary science or a biological science.

Your application may also be considered if you have relevant work experience in the poultry industry for 3 or more years.

Start Date

September, Flexible

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3-6 years

Faculty

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Department

Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals