The programme is distinctive in that it allows students to look at developing the academic theories of animal behaviour and welfare with the practical applications of this knowledge in a wider context. Throughout the programme there will be a strong emphasis on the ethics and welfare of using animals and students will be able to consider the physiological areas relating to animal welfare.
Application is through our online application form
One year full-time and two years part-time.
- Animal behaviour theories
- Research methods
- Welfare and ethics
- Human-animal interactions and
- Welfare across contexts
- Applied welfare assessment
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Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Degree (Level 6), ideally in Biological Science subjects or equivalent. Work experience will be taken into account if an unrelated qualification is held.
MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
Our new MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course launches at Riseholme in September... Find out how Sandra, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, goton from graduating as Student of the Year to pursuing a career within bovine welfare monitoring.
Q: Tell us about your current role?
A: The MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training from Bishop Burton College gave me the confidence to accept work in bovine welfare monitoring at a DIY artificial insemination course for farmers.
Q: How have the skills you learnt at Bihop Burton College helped within your role?
A: As a result of the experience I gained from the course, I was able to search the literature, critically analyse relevant research, adapt it and fuse it with my veterinary knowledge to design a welfare monitoring programme. In addition, the course also equipped me with the ability to teach farmers about bovine welfare through the medium of PowerPoint.