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Distance learning MSc Programs in Life Sciences in Scotland United Kingdom 2020

Msc stands for Master of Science. It is a postgraduate educational master's degree given by universities in a wide number of nations. The degree is typically studied for in the sciences and occasionally in the social sciences.

Biological & life sciences is an area of science that studies how different processes, such as chemical, physical, and geological, shape how living organisms interact on earth together. Classes may include ecology, physiology, and evolution.

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University of the Highlands and Islands

If you want to progress into a managerial role in rural development, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Rural Development is for you. ... [+]

What is special about this course?

If you want to progress into a managerial role in rural development, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Rural Development is for you.

You will study social, environmental, economic and professional development, and community engagement issues in the context of managing rural development.

The MSc Sustainable Rural Development can be studied online from anywhere in the world.

Special features Gain practical experience in understanding current rural development issues and working with communities Develop key research and policy skills Study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full masters degree Study online, full time or part-time when and where it suits you, within the UK and internationally Entry requirements Honours degree or ordinary degree in a relevant subject Postgraduate diploma or professional qualification in a relevant subject Other qualifications will be considered if accompanied by a minimum of three years' relevant professional experience A bridging module is available to people with substantial professional experience, but no undergraduate degree ... [-]
United Kingdom Perth
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
University of St Andrews

The PGDip/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the ... [+]

The PGDip/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture.

The Sustainable Aquaculture distance learning modular programme is taught part-time via an online e-learning platform offering online tutorial support, direct email contact with tutors, video streams and access to student bulletin boards. This structure allows students the maximum flexibility to complete their studies while continuing their employment.

Highlights Flexible modular e-learning allows students to complete their studies while continuing their employment. The course uses an online e-learning platform with tutorial support, direct contact with tutors, video stream and access to student bulletin boards. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2020
Part-time
18 - 60 months
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 2020
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. ... [+]

Programme description

Food security is concerned with the availability, access, and utilization of safe, nutritious and sustainable food to all, especially vulnerable groups within society. The challenges related to food are not only the existence of approximately 795 million undernourished people in the world (Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)) but also the increasing presence of diet-related non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes and heart disease); the contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions and land use change. Understanding the interconnection of food, health, and the environment, as well as their trade-offs is vital to formulate policies that enable us to achieve food security in a sustainable manner.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2020
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This is an online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food-related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge of food safety. The MSc i ... [+]

Programme description

Foodborne diseases are a growing public health concern worldwide. The contamination of food with microorganisms or chemicals may occur at any stage in the process from food production to consumption (“farm to fork”) and as a result of environmental contamination, including pollution of water, soil or air. The global burden of foodborne diseases worldwide is very high affecting every year around 600 million people with 420,000 deaths. Therefore, the World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted the importance of producing safe food that saves human lives, saves resources and has a positive impact on the economy of every country.

This is an online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food-related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge of food safety. The MSc is specifically designed to provide a truly holistic food safety approach to the food chain that incorporates to the pre and post-harvest stages of food production, crop safety, animal welfare and economics of the supply chain.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2020
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behavior, nutrition, and exercise for horses. You will also learn ho ... [+]

Programme description

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behaviour, nutrition and exercise for horses. You will also learn how to practically apply a scientific approach to benefit horse health, welfare and performance.

Our online programme is the first and only Equine Science programme to be hosted within an international centre of veterinary excellence. It provides students with detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications and is excellent preparation for enhancing your equine career or future independent research such as a PhD.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2020
Part-time
2 - 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 2020
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management. It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Gl ... [+]

Programme Description

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management.

It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and partner global associates, to deliver first-class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.

You will assess all aspects of ecosystems, aiming to conserve and maintain their sustainability in both the developing and developed world.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Academies.

Online Learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2020
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The programme is designed as an institutional collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture), a government facil ... [+]

Programme Description

Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions, however, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

The PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2020
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 2020
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online