Animal welfare science and ethics is an expanding topic of international concern. It aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity. WHY THIS PROGRAMME
- 1st in the UK for Veterinary Medicine (Complete University Guide 2021).
- Learn with the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM), a grouping of top researchers who focus on combining ecology and evolution with more applied problems in animal health.
- Taught by research-active staff using the latest approaches in understanding and responding to animal welfare-related issues, legislation related to use of animals, and both theoretical and applied ethics.
- Develop valuable skills in: quantitative methods, sequence analysis, conservation biology, epidemiology and practical approaches to assessing biodiversity.
- Our strong ties between veterinarians and ecologists are a unique strength, offering training opportunities spanning both fundamental and applied research.
- Experience the opportunity to base your independent research projects at:
- Gain core skills and knowledge across a wide range of subjects that will enhance your selection chances for competitive PhD programmes.
- Many links with animal welfare-related organisations. We regularly welcome organisation experts to deliver guest lectures to our Animal Welfare students. We also arrange for our classes to visit organisations to obtain a first-hand view of working there is like.
- Many organisations provide our students with opportunities to carry out their independent research project within their company.
- We have currently the following partners involved in this programme:
- ethics, legislative policy and welfare science – critical for promoting humane treatment of both captive and wild animals.
- monitoring and assessing biodiversity – critical for understanding the impacts of environmental change.
- quantitative analyses of ecological and epidemiological data – critical for animal health and conservation.
How to apply
International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.
At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account. In your application, please submit a personal statement (up to 200 words) outlining your interests and why you want to study this programme at the University of Glasgow.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.
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