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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Harper Adams University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The course

The course is designed to equip practitioners with the higher level skills and knowledge to apply recent developments in nutritional science, technology and legislation to support sustainable expansion and intensification of ruminant production systems and meet consumer demands for ruminant products both within the UK and globally. It is primarily aimed at UK graduates, veterinary surgeons and specialists within the animal feeds industry, but may also be of interest to overseas applicants.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

How will it benefit me?

Globally the demand for animal products is expected to increase by 85% by 2050 and this increase in demand can only be satisfied by increases in production efficiency and sustainable intensification of ruminant production systems. Within the UK, ruminant production systems are under increasing pressure to maintain profitability and improve product quality, whilst maintaining animal welfare and reducing any detrimental effects on the environment. As animal feed represents over 80% of the variable costs associated with production, an understanding of the science and technology associated with digestion, metabolism, growth and lactation will be essential in order to increase the efficiency and maintain the profitability of ruminant production systems in the future. These awards will provide a recognised higher education qualification for graduates intending intending to work in the ruminant sector, and contribute towards the continued professional development of veterinary surgeons and specialists already in full time employment.

Careers

There are many career opportunities for those with a post-graduate qualification in ruminant nutrition including teaching and research positions at academic institutions and advisory work as subject specialists in the animal production or animal feed industries.

This course is Subject to validation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

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

University information

Harper Adams University

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 43 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    101 53%

    35th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    21st

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    25th

    10

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