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MSc by Research Animal Science

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Prepare yourself for a research career or postgraduate doctoral study in animal science.

You will enhance your understanding of safe and sustainable livestock production whilst developing as a confident and independent researcher.

This flexible programme, with all 'taught' elements delivered online, allows you to remain at your workplace during your course of study. You can choose to complete the course in just 18 months, or take up to 63 months if your work demands are high.

The programme is designed for people working in the livestock industry or related supply industries (feed and pharmaceutical companies, for example) or in livestock industry, advisory or an extension series and institutions.

You will gain:

  • Critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing livestock production
  • Rigorous training in research methods and statistical analyses commonly used in animal science
  • Critical appraisal skills to evaluate research at the interface between animal, microbial and food science
  • The ability to plan, manage and conduct an extended independent research project

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

This programme prepares you for subsequent doctoral studies in animal science, or for a research career in related industries.

Career positions may include:

  • Nutritionists for feed companies
  • R&D manager, regulatory manager, technical services manager in companies developing novel products for the livestock supply chain
  • Technical sales (feed, pharmaceutical, breeding companies)
  • Independent and animal nutritional consultancy

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,300overall cost

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 Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 54%

    57th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    83rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    56

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