About the course
The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. MSc Animal Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of animal science. Enhancing the student’s understanding of scientific techniques applicable to practise, research and scholarship in animal science, the course encourages the original application of knowledge to address complex issues.
This MSc Animal Science, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, recognises the multidiscipline approach of the subjects. The course aims to extend the student’s existing expertise to the full range of skills and knowledge required to inform and lead industry developments. The MSc will encourage debate and critical evaluation of industry practices and scientific research within this field. The course will also enable students to reflect on current issues and develop problem-solving skills which encourage originality of thought.
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Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science
Comparative Animal Physiology
Current Issues and Innovation in the Animal Industry
Evidence-Based Animal Husbandry
Research Methodology and Design
Applications are sought from individuals possessing a minimum of Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline.
Candidates not possessing an Honours Degree at the above grade but with relevant professional qualifications and experience will be welcomed. All non-standard applicants may be interviewed to assess suitability for the course.
Career experience plus evidence of study skills may also be considered. Consideration will be given to non-traditional qualifications and relevant work experience. Applicants are encouraged to produce evidence of their potential to benefit from the course. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Experience/Learning (APE/L) for certain modules will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to have an English qualification to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
All offers may be subject to a successful interview.
Learning and assessment
Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.
Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an online learning environment and reference facility.
Students will complete a variety of assessments including examinations and tests, practical assessments, essays, presentations, reports and group work.
The course may involve visits or lectures delivered by external speakers who will outline the work/research interests of the various organisations they represent. This provides an excellent opportunity to find out about both the technical issues and developments being discussed and the employment and career opportunities available in the various fields.
What work experience can I get?
There is no formal work placement on this course but the programme does offer the flexibility to gain additional experience during the course, where students have the opportunity to undertake extra-curricular work experience or internships with employers throughout the UK and overseas.
On successful completion of the course, students may apply for PhD.
Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include:
Black warehouse coat, £12
Black combat style trousers £15
Laboratory Coat - £15
Strong Boots or Wellingtons and waterproof trousers - £50
Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include:
Field Trips and Visits – optional South Africa £3,500