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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


We’ll provide you with an insight into the many and varied ways in which humans think about and interact with other animals in a range of cultural, historical and geographical contexts
Suitable as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for those with existing professional and personal commitments eg. vets and conservationists
Studying via distance learning enables you to fit your studies around your existing professional and personal commitments
You can choose an optional residential module where you attend a three-day residential at the University providing a unique opportunity to engage with other postgraduates and academics


A programme tailored to your career aspirations

Several modules require you to undertake independent research on a topic of your choosing. These assignments can be approached strategically, with career aspirations or professional development in mind. For example, if you wish to pursue a career in the zoo sector, you could focus your assignments on different issues relating to zoos and wildlife parks.

The module Applied Anthrozoology is devoted to the practical application of anthrozoological knowledge. You will explore the ways in which academic research can and does inform the treatment of animals on the ground, along with the theoretical, ethical and methodological issues associated with such activity.

Career paths

Current MA Anthrozoology students and graduates work in the following areas:

Wildlife conservation
Veterinary nursing
Animal behaviour
Teaching and university lecturing
Dog training
Fundraising and PR for national and international animal charities
Zoo keeping

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Exeter

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  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    165 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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