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Aberystwyth University Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Aberystwyth, United Kingdom Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 8,231.34 (GBP 6,100.00) - EUR 20,241.00 (GBP 15,000.00)

Description

The Animal Science Master's Degree within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth, UK, offers you the opportunity of biological, scientific and professional training in the field of Animal Science. The Masters Degree in Animal Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue leading careers in animal research, development, academia, training, public and private commercial enterprise, advisory work, government agencies and other non-government organisations throughout the world.

Why study your Masters Degree in Animal Science at Aberystwyth?

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth, UK, has over 30 years of experience in teaching at masters level in areas related to Animal Science. The Institute also has an internationally renowned reputation for research in the field of Animal Science. Recently the Institute was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education and was among the very best in the 2010 student satisfaction survey. This puts IBERS in a unique position to provide you with the research led high quality post graduate training needed to produce post graduates with the competence to pursue leading careers in a wide range of Animal Science related fields throughout the world.

Overview

The Animal Science Masters Degree within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth, UK, offers you the opportunity of a biological, scientific and professional training in the field of Animal Science.

The Masters Degree in Animal Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue leading careers in animal research, development, academia, training, public and private commercial enterprise, advisory work, government agencies, non-government organisations etc throughout the world.

Why study Animal Science?

Appropriate management is essential in order to optimise animal welfare. Ensuring good animal welfare is an increasing concern to all those involved in managing and training animals. However, this needs to be balanced against the demands of production (meat, milk), athletic performance (equine sport, racing) or leisure. Through the study of animal biology and its application to nutrition, breeding and animal management, the post graduate in Animal Science will be ideally placed to ensure that these demands of production and welfare are appropriately balanced through the development and implementation of innovative management practices and dissemination of knowledge and advice to practitioners. 

  • Our students have won the “Biology Student of the Year” award at the European Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Awards, and the Welsh Ornithologists’ Union Student Prize!
  • Our Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) received the ''Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology'' award at the 2013 Times Higher Education Awards. 
  • Our Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in conjunction with Bangor University had the 5th strongest submission in the UK for the Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014).

What subject material will the course cover?

A range of biological science modules will be taught in the first semester which will cover animal immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, endocrinology, growth and development, animal breeding, genetics, molecular genetics and principles of nutrition. This will provide you with an advanced biological science knowledge which will then be applied in semester 2. In semester 2 you will study statistical methodology in preparation for your Dissertation research, advances in bio and veterinary sciences  and be given the choice of modules from a suite of livestock and equine science modules covering subjects such as: livestock or equine reproductive physiology and technology, grassland science, livestock or equine nutrition, equine anatomy, equine behaviour. Throughout the course, especially in the second semester, you will have an opportunity to explore specific areas of your own interest culminating in your research dissertation. In addition to gaining specialised knowledge in Animal Science the course aims to develop your more general skills such as written and oral communication, research skills, data handling and statistics, team work, information technology, problem solving etc.

Please download the Masters in Animal Sciences Candidate Guide for more information on this course.

Course content

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Year 1

Year 1 Core (60 Credits) You must take the following modules

Semester 1

  • Infection and Immunity BRM1620
  • Research Methodology and Advances in Biosciences BRM5500
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics BRM5820

Semester 2

  • Research Methodology and Advances in Biosciences BRM5520

Year 1 Options (60 credits) Livestock Options: Choose 20 or 40 credits from the modules below (Equine Nutrition and Livestock Nutrition modules are mutually exclusive)

Semester 1

  • Livestock Nutrition BRM0300

Semester 2

  • Livestock Nutrition BRM0320
  • Grassland Science BRM5120
  • Livestock Production BRM5420

Year 1 Options (60 credits) Equine Options: Choose 20 or 40 credits from the modules below (Equine Nutrition and Livestock Nutrition modules are mutually exclusive)

Semester 1

  • Equine Nutrition BRM5300

Semester 2

  • Equine Reproductive Physiology And Breeding Technology BRM5220
  • Equine Nutrition BRM5320
  • Understanding Equine Action: From Anatomy To Behaviour BRM6220

Year 1 Core (60 Credits) You must take the dissertation

Semester 3

  • Dissertation BRM3560

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 8,231.34 (GBP 6,100.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 20,241.00 (GBP 15,000.00)
Additional Information:
Part-time fees 2016/17: UK/EU £3,050 International (non-EU) £7,500
Tuition fees

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 8,231.34 (GBP 6,100.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 20,241.00 (GBP 15,000.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2016/17
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dr. Mina Davies-Morel
Course Coordinator
mid@aber.ac.uk
University accredited:
Credits:
90 ECTS
180 CATS
Last update: 16/07/2016
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