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Enhance your understanding of safe and sustainable livestock production while building your confidence as an independent researcher with our MSc by Research Animal Science.

You may also be interested in our MSc Agriculture and Development programme, delivered in collaboration with our Department of International Development.

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MSc by Research Animal Science

This flexible programme will aid your understanding of key topics associated with animal nutrition, health, behaviour and sustainable livestock production, while allowing you to develop as a researcher.

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 the University. You can choose to complete the course in 18 months, or take up to 63 months, depending on your work demands.

Core modules

The first part of the programme, delivered with online support, will cover the following taught modules:

  • sustainable livestock production systems
  • contemporary issues in animal science
  • livestock nutrition and feeding
  • research methods and project management.

 

The second part of the programme will provide the opportunity to undertake an in-depth research project of your choosing.


Master's funding

Scholarships are available for master's students enrolling in 2022, some offered directly by the University and others allocated by external funding bodies. In order to apply, a candidate must have received an offer of admission to one of our participating master's courses.

Find out more about our Master's Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) – part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development – offers a diverse range of scholarships to candidates who have received an offer to study a GIIDAE programme.

Learn more about GIIDAE scholarships

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Why study with us

Develop your expertise and gain specialist skills for your future career. You'll benefit from extensive research facilities in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development.

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Our facilities

As an Animal Science student you will benefit from the Department's specialist facilities, including the Centre for Dairy Research and modern laboratories, all part of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development.

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Life in the Department

Join a diverse, supportive community in the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics.