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MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare*


This postgraduate degree course will further your career in the animal behaviour and welfare community, combining classroom and vocational learning. Final Award: MSc Intermediate Awards: PgC, PgD


This MSc programme is designed to develop a post-graduate level understanding of Animal Behaviour and Welfare to prepare students for a career in the industry. Modules of study include:

• Postgraduate Project
• Applied Ethology
• Applied Learning Theory
• Experimental Design and Analysis
• Animal Welfare Science
• Attitudes to animals and ethical considerations
• Animal Health, Physiology and Behaviour
• Principles and Practices in Behaviour Consultation
• Clinical Behaviour Modification and Therapy

*Subject to validation

Modules will be delivered in week blocks (4-5 days) at our main York Campus. Each module (with the exception of the postgraduate project) will be studied over one week block. There will be four weeks per year which students will be expected to attend. 2018-19 block dates* are as follows:

  • w/c 29th October 2018
  • w/c 14th January 2019
  • w/c 15th April 2019
  • w/c 1st July 2019

*Dates may be subject to change during validation process. Website will be updated regularly with key information.

Entry Requirements

Applicants would typically have a BSc (Hons) at a 2.1 classification or above. Applicants with a BSc (Hons) 2.2 classification, postgraduate diploma and/or with relevant industry experience may also be considered. References will be requested.

Further Study

Following the completion of this course you may be able to progress to PhD studies.


Postgraduate programmes will be eligible for a postgraduate student loan, details available at:

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277