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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

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Overview

This flexible online programme will develop your ability to secure safe and sustainable livestock production systems that respect and enhance the welfare of livestock. We encourage a new and innovative understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face the global livestock industry. Whether you’re working directly in the sector, in related supply industries – such as feed and pharmaceuticals, advisory or extension services – or in a research institution, this programme will offer you a new perspective.

Learning

Taught elements of your degree are delivered online, enabling you to remain at your workplace during your studies. The research element of your degree can be conducted either at your workplace or at Reading. You can choose to complete the course in 18 months, or take up to 63 months, depending on your work demands. You will also have opportunities for research, networking, and personal development, as well as access to modern study resources and employability support. We also offer study skills support that’s tailored to our School’s master’s students.

Career

Your MSc by Research in Animal Science degree will prepare you for doctoral studies in animal science or for a research career in related industries. Potential career paths include feed company nutritionist, research and development manager, regulatory manager, technical services manager developing products for the livestock supply chain, technical sales in feed, pharmaceutical or breeding companies, independent and animal nutritional consultancy.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,600per 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 Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • 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 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town 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

    47th out of 100 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    122 55%

    47th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    56th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    37th

    4

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