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Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law MSc

The University of Winchester

Key Information

Course duration: 1 year

Mode of study: Distance learning

Qualification: MSc - Master of Science

Fees

Home students: £6,500 per year
EU students: £6,500 per course
Overseas students: £13,300 per year

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The Course

Summary

This course critically reflects upon contemporary uses of animals, and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to protect animals and advance their welfare. Winchester is a world leader in terms of the values held and discussed, such as compassion and social justice, which are central to the ethos of this course. You consider animal rights and the ethics around using animals for food, sport, and scientific research. How should society reflect those rights and ethics in our law-making and public policies? We scrutinise the many forms of animal use in different settings, such as farming, transportation and slaughter, laboratories, homes, zoos and various other entertainment locales, and about free-ranging animals in natural environments. As you progress through the programme, you master the skills and knowledge involved in assessing and ensuring the welfare of animals using a range of data and sound scientific processes.

The course is different from other comparable programmes in part because of the range of animals covered, including wild, free-ranging animals, invertebrates, pest animals, and the welfare problems associated with them. You are encouraged to develop communication skills in a range of styles, including posters, blogs, and multimedia presentations, and to share ideas about animal welfare outside of the academic setting. Graduates may enter careers within animal advocacy, welfare and conservation organisations; zoos, sanctuaries and other organisations requiring knowledge of animal management and welfare; governmental departments working on animal issues; assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies; and commercial organisations seeking to implement and monitor the animal welfare standards of their agricultural suppliers.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at University of Winchester

The University of Winchester

University League Table Ranking: 91st

The University of Winchester's passion is to help students reach their full potential and make a difference in the world. Winchester is considered one of the best places to live in the UK and the campus is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate...

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Postal Address

University of Winchester
The University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 4NR
ENGLAND

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