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Animal Welfare Science

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

This course will provide you with a grounding in animal biology and animal management, followed by a specialised understanding of animal behaviour, animal welfare and the ethics of animal use. You’ll learn to apply the principles of applied animal behaviour to assess animal welfare, and gain the skills to work with different ethical frameworks and their application.

This degree encourages discussion and debate, and will give you a solid scientific understanding of the likely conflicts and complex issues and problems faced by different sectors of animal use. The course addresses food animal production, zoo animals, and companion animals, all taught in a global sustainability context.

Example modules: Animal Behaviour; Animal Health; Animal Conservation; Animals and Society; Animal Welfare Concepts; Animals at the Centre of Global Issues; Animal Physiology Systems.

Entry Requirements

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

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc/BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

DOO3

Course Length

3 - 4 years

Department

Animal 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