This course aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the scientific study of animal behaviour and animal welfare that can be applied effectively in science and practice. This course is run in conjunction with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (also known as Dick Vet), which has an impressive international reputation in Animal Welfare. This creates a solid platform for education and research opportunities.
The programme involves taught courses and your own dissertation.
Throughout the taught courses you will take part in many visits to farms and animal facilities and will study the following courses:
Introduction to Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare; Biology of Suffering; Animal Cognition and Consciousness; Scientific Methodology; Animal Welfare Applications.
A good honours degree (first or 2:1), or equivalent in Animal Science, Biology, Psychology, Zoology or Veterinary Science.