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Qualification Aims This qualification provides individuals with an in-depth knowledge of the science and issues that influence an animal?s welfare status. In addition, skills in assessing welfare and in implementing solutions to welfare problems will be developed. The course is suitable for students who have completed a first degree in an animal-related subject and who wish to further their career in animal welfare. Special course features ? Only course in the UK that focuses solely on animal welfare ? Experienced, highly qualified staff with significant Higher Education experience and good research profiles ? Excellent resources including a small animal unit containing a wide range of exotic and companion animals, an on-site vet practice, an animal therapy centre, and dairy, sheep and equestrian units ? Supportive environment ? we are particularly supportive to mature students returning to education Qualification Content The Masters programme consists of five taught modules and a research thesis. A postgraduate certificate and diploma are also available. Modules ? Animal Cognition ? Assessing Animal Welfare ? Attitudes to Animals ? Principles of Animal Welfare Science ? Research and Analytical Methods ? Research Thesis ? The Animal Brain and Behaviour Career Opportunities It is expected that successful students will take up positions in zoos, animal welfare organisations, as animal behaviour therapists and as livestock inspectors to name but a few. In addition, new legislation regarding animal welfare means that new opportunities will be available for those with expertise in animal welfare at Masters? degree level in both local government and also in institutions within the EU. Individuals may also become interested in pursing further opportunities for research.

Qualification Aims This qualification provides individuals with an in-depth knowledge of the science and issues that influence an animal?s welfare status. In addition, skills in assessing welfare and in implementing solutions to welfare problems will be developed. The course is suitable for students who have completed a first degree in an animal-related subject and who wish to further their...

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