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Animal Welfare and Behaviour (subject to approval)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

This degree programme will follow a broad animal science format in the first 2 years, to provide a grounding in animal biology and animal management, before specialising in the behaviour and welfare of managed animals in years 3 and 4.

Elective options in the degree years will allow specialism in areas such as genetics, nutrition, health, or equine science. This course will provide a grounding in animal welfare theory and practice, the application of animal behaviour techniques and the ethics of animal use. Students will be taught by international experts in animal welfare science, and will gain skills relevant for a career in animal welfare (e.g. with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), research or animal management).

Example modules: Animal Welfare Science; Introduction to Animal Behaviour; Animal Welfare and Ethics of Animal Use; Pain and Approaches to Pain Mitigation.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers at BBCC including Biology or Chemistry plus National 5 English and Maths.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc/BSc Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

6-8 years

Department

Animal and Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

9/10

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals