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A postgraduate qualification representing mastery of your chosen field, a master’s degree is awarded to advanced students. While typically related to an objective science, a modern Master of Science can cover a wide variety of subjects.

What is an MSc in Animal Care and Welfare? A multi-disciplinary field, animal care and welfare covers many subjects related to the feeding, housing, maintenance, and handling of animals. It is a more focused field that has branched off from general animal science. Programs typically offer classes such as animal migration, molecular ecology, and disease resistance. Your institution might also have specializations animal nutrition, animal husbandry engineering, and animal conservation.

Animal care and welfare allows you to build strong observation, critical thinking, and research skills. This not only helps in related careers but in any job where finding the latest information is necessary. Most programs also insist on learning field protocols for studying and caring for animals.

Any financial concerns you may have are best addressed to the school of your choice. While it is impossible to give a definite cost, you might qualify for scholarships, deferments, or loans depending on your institution and situation. Online programs are also typically less expensive than studying on location.

The careers available to you with this degree are typically public sector and academic work. Animal science institutions need animal research technicians to carry out studies on domestic and wild animals. There are also generally livestock companies, zoos, and fisheries looking for animal care specialists. Graduates have also found work with government conservation efforts as animal welfare planners and animal care analysts.

You can typically find universities offering degrees in animal care and welfare all over the globe. If online study is your best option, you can generally find a program that can accommodate you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Animal Care and Welfare

Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Masters of Science Animal Science and Livestock Production (M.Sc) ... [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR MASTERS PROGRAMME

Candidates for Master degree programmes must possess the following:

Five ‘O’ level credits in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings. First degree in the cognate field from Joseph Ayo Babalola University or any other recognized University with a minimum of Second Class Honours, or Postgraduate Diploma in the cognate area from any recognized Institution with a CGPA not less than 4.0 on 5 point scale. Candidates for admission into M.Sc. Food Science and Technology, who must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Agriculture, Engineering or any other related disciplines, may be considered but such a Candidate will be required to make up for deficiencies, as appropriate. ACA, ACCA, ACIB, ACII, CAN etc. may also be considered for admission into PGD Accounting For M.Sc. Business Administration, a Graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Insurance and Actuarial Science may be considered for M.Sc. Business Administration with an option in Insurance and Risk Management. PGD (Arch) are qualified for the Masters of Science in Architecture (M.Sc. Arch) degree programme. A candidate other than the graduate of JABU must produce evidence of industrial Training totalling a minimum period of six months. Candidates would be required to take an oral or written interview METHOD OF APPLICATION ... [-]
Nigeria Ilesa
March 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Winchester

MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law at Winchester critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to pro ... [+]

MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law at Winchester critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to protect animals and advance their welfare.

Programme Content

This course provides a strong grounding in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Students gain the necessary skills to develop a scientifically rigorous assessment of the welfare state of animals in a diverse variety of settings and master the main ethical theories concerning our relationships with other animals. In recent years there has been a rapid evolution in the social status of animals. Cognitive and behavioural studies have revealed previously unknown characteristics in many species which has led to an increasing focus on our complex, multifaceted relationships with them. Students learn about the diversity of settings in which animals live or are used, including farming, transportation and slaughter, laboratories, homes, zoos and various other entertainment locales, and about free-ranging animals in natural environments. All students learn key transferable academic skills - such as the design and conduct of a research project and communication of the results to an academic standard - as well as the use of modern communication channels suited to more general audiences.... [-]

United Kingdom Winchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The programme offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with s ... [+]

Programme description

The programme offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with skills, knowledge, and understanding to address local and global challenges in sustainable poultry production It is designed to suit those in continuing employment or with other commitments.

Participants typically come from a wide range of backgrounds, including nutritionists, breeders, vets and other poultry sector workers, all of whom wish to develop their career and businesses.

It is offered by part-time, distance learning and is a fully flexible mix of technical, scientific, nutritional, and environmental and management-skills development modules so you can fit your studies in and around your work and other commitments. Its delivered largely by poultry specialists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and St David’s Poultry Team (veterinary surgeons).... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behavior teaching within a supported learning e ... [+]

Programme description

This programme provides a flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behaviour teaching within a supported learning environment. The programme will utilise an evidence-based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviours commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment.

The subject involves a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on knowledge and techniques from the fields of psychology, ethology, neurobiology, pharmacology and veterinary science. This programme will contain teaching and learning that is aimed at your academic preparation for a professional career working with companion animals in a variety of settings, including clinical animal behaviour counselling.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international ... [+]

Programme description

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.

The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:

history, culture and concepts of animal welfare animal behaviour animal welfare assessment animal ethics recommendations and policy legislation, regulation and enforcement science communication applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
University of Lincoln

This Master’s degree follows an evidence-based approach, which aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills for the management of problem behavior in companion a ... [+]

The Course

The University of Lincoln’s MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour programme is headed by a team of experts and is accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

This Master’s degree follows an evidence-based approach, which aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills for the management of problem behavior in companion animals. It is headed by a team of experts, including Europe’s first veterinary behavior professor, European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon's specialist Daniel Mills.

Teaching is informed by research and practice and you have the opportunity to gain experience of actual cases through access to the School of Life Sciences’ veterinary behavior clinic. The curriculum is closely aligned to the research conducted in the School’s Animal Behaviour Cognition and Welfare Group. You will be encouraged to develop research skills and may have the opportunity to work alongside academics on high-profile projects, many of which are funded by research councils, charities and commercial bodies.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
13 - 33 months
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current ... [+]

MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in the both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics.

WHY QUEEN'S?

This course offers a unique opportunity to obtain a qualification in the fields of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare delivered by world-class scientists. In contrast to most MSc programmes at other UK universities, we will provide students with an extensive range of lectures on a variety of topics (for details see Programme Content). Many of our graduates secure dream jobs around the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus