Animal welfare is an important global issue in today’s society – with many people expressing concerns about how we treat farm, companion, laboratory, and wild animals. Increasingly, those concerns are part of a wider debate about sustainability and environmental impact.
Protecting and improving animal welfare requires an ability to understand animals and assess welfare based on sound scientific principles. This programme will give you a contemporary understanding of the issues and provide the knowledge and skills to enable you to develop a career in this area. You will gain a thorough grounding in animal biology and animal management, followed by a specialised understanding of animal behaviour, animal welfare, human-animal interactions and the ethics of animal use.
Take a look around the SRUC Virtual Experience for lots of great student videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, along with campus and facility tours.
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