University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Animal Nutrition (Taught)

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Course summary

This programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of animal nutrition in production and companion animals. This enables them to apply a scientific and research-led approach at a practical level to improve performance, health and welfare. WHY THIS PROGRAMME?

  • 1st in the UK for Veterinary Medicine (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Globally, this is the first Animal Nutrition masters-level programme, that is delivered entirely part-time and online, within an interactive online learning environment.
  • It is delivered in collaboration with senior academics/nutritionists from SRUC, who along with University staff have an international reputation in the animal nutrition, clinical nutrition and feed industry sectors, with some staff having Registered Nutritionist status (Society for Nutrition).
  • An attractive option for busy working professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skill-set to support them in their career aspirations, whether they want to work within the animal nutrition sector or want to continue their development into further study for a PhD.
  • Addresses a critical gap for those aspiring to work in the feed industry, tackling a lack of appreciation of nutrition in the context of the commercial animal feed industry, in-part through our links with industry and contributions from industry members.
  • Enhance your conceptual, analytical and presentation skills to use effective and modern methods of describing and analysing scientific, research and dietary ration data to inform decisions on managing, designing and evaluating diets in the contexts of the interactions between diet, production, health and disease.
  • Opportunity to enhance your knowledge and consolidate your expertise in the field.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE This programme is online and flexible, and is offered on a part-time basis only. This degree is structured to allow sequential progression via Continuing Professional Development, PG Certificate, PG Diploma and MSc phases. It is also possible to undertake the PgCert or PgDip as exit or entry qualifications. Compulsory Courses DISSERTATION IN ANIMAL NUTRITION CURRENT TOPICS IN ANIMAL NUTRITION DIGESTIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FEED COMPOSITION AND EVALUATION NUTRITION BIOCHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM RESEARCH METHODS FOR ANIMAL SCIENCES Optional Courses APPLIED NUTRITION AND RATIONING (MONOGASTRICS) APPLIED NUTRITION AND RATIONING (RUMINANTS) EQUINE NUTRITION FEED INDUSTRY FEED PROCESSING (MONOGASTRICS) FEED PROCESSING (RUMINANTS) NUTRITION AND HEALTH SMALL ANIMAL AND EXOTICS NUTRITION

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How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree: 2:2 equivalent degree in a relevant qualification or subject Previous work experience: applications from candidates with relevant and substantial industry experience are welcomed even if they do not necessarily hold a relevant qualification.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Animal Nutrition at University of Glasgow - UCAS