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20 Masters Programs in Animal Care and Welfare

A master’s degree is a great option if you wish to advance your education beyond a bachelor’s degree. This type of program can typically be completed in one to three years and is available in a variety of different subject areas. You might be curious: What is a Master in Animal Care and Welfare? This type of program is designed to help students learn about caring for, working with, and… Read more

A master’s degree is a great option if you wish to advance your education beyond a bachelor’s degree. This type of program can typically be completed in one to three years and is available in a variety of different subject areas.

You might be curious: What is a Master in Animal Care and Welfare? This type of program is designed to help students learn about caring for, working with, and protecting all sorts of different creatures. Those who take this course of study might be able to learn about a number of topics, including biology, ecology, animal psychology, forestry, or agriculture. Students may choose to focus on a specific species or environment; they might also learn about animals more generally. This is an excellent choice if you have previously studied biology or a related field.

A Master in Animal Care and Welfare can equip you with a number of skills that might benefit you throughout your career. You may be able to improve your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as important technical skills related to caring for animals.

The cost of this type of degree will depend on factors such as program structure, tuition fluctuations, and materials costs. Be sure to get in touch with your chosen institution in order to receive current financial information.

Those who study animal care and welfare might be able to pursue a range of different careers. For example, a graduate might go to work as an animal behavioral specialist, forester, biological consultant, or environmental impact analyst. Graduates can also often work as zookeepers, farmers, or biologists, depending on their individual skill sets.

Are you ready to get started down the path toward an animal care master’s degree? All you need to do is 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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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

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

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector. Specifically, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures on a variety of topics. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2022 for courses that commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page. Please note a deposit will be required to guarantee a place on the course. Due to high demand, applications may not be considered if the course has reached its maximum class size and will be placed on a waiting list. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Clinical Animal Behaviourists work on veterinary referral, helping the owners of companion animals resolve behavioural problems through the diagnosis of the problem behaviour ... +

Clinical Animal Behaviourists work on veterinary referral, helping the owners of companion animals resolve behavioural problems through the diagnosis of the problem behaviour and application of individual behaviour modification programmes. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 29 months
English
Campus
 
Queen's University of Belfast - Medical Faculty
Belfast, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Our unique programme is the first of its kind in the world. Study factors affecting animal behaviour, conservation and welfare plus international zoo management and collaborat ... +

Our unique programme is the first of its kind in the world. Study factors affecting animal behaviour, conservation and welfare plus international zoo management and collaboration. Our partnership with Paignton Zoo gives you regular access to their connections, research and expertise – so you’re primed to make a difference. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Veterinary Sciences
Brno, Czech Republic

The follow-up master's degree program Animal Welfare and Protection is an academically focused study program, corresponding to the current state and level of science and the n ... +

The follow-up master's degree program Animal Welfare and Protection is an academically focused study program, corresponding to the current state and level of science and the needs of practice in Europe. The study contains theoretical knowledge and enables the acquisition of the necessary practical skills needed for the performance of the profession, including employment in educational and creative activities, and prepares students for a doctoral study program. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Kaunas, Lithuania

The Animal and Human Interaction program offers an opportunity to apply modern knowledge, methods and technologies in animal and human interaction practice, deal with challeng ... +

The Animal and Human Interaction program offers an opportunity to apply modern knowledge, methods and technologies in animal and human interaction practice, deal with challenges arising from constant changes in the human-animal relationships, empowers graduates to carry out independent analysis of problems associated with therapeutic animals and evaluate its results. The goals of this program are to educate students to take on responsibility for shaping the human-animal relationships in science and society, both scientifically and ethically. -
Master
Full-time
18 months
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behavior teaching within a supported learning environment. The programme will utilize an evidence-based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviors commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment. -
MSc
Part-time
English
12 Sep 2022
Online
 
University Of Debrecen

The MSc in Animal Husbandry Engineering is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research.

The MSc in Animal Husbandry Engineering is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Hartpury University
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Apply theoretical knowledge in practical environments to enact change. Make a positive difference in the world of animal behaviour and welfare. Our 360-hectare rural campus pr ... +

Apply theoretical knowledge in practical environments to enact change. Make a positive difference in the world of animal behaviour and welfare. Our 360-hectare rural campus provides an inspiring place to develop your understanding. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
UFGD Federal University Grande of Dourados
Vila Progresso, Brazil

The main objective of the Master’s Degree in Zootechnics is to contribute to the scientific and technological development in this field of knowledge, increasing efficiency and ... +

The main objective of the Master’s Degree in Zootechnics is to contribute to the scientific and technological development in this field of knowledge, increasing efficiency and sustainably establishing animal production. Other specific objectives of the program are: Research: develop the main animal production systems in the region influenced by the program; identify the main problems which need scientific and technological development; bring technological development to the region through scientific actions. Class education: develop professionals at a Master’s level so that they can meet the demands of (private and public) education institutions concerning teaching, research, and community outreach in the field of Science and Animal Technology. Community outreach: promote inter-institutional and multidisciplinary actions of applied research, approaching not only problem diagnosis but also scientific solutions for issues regarding animal production systems in the region. -
MSc
Portuguese (Brazil)
Campus