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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc by Research Animal Science

Flexible, distance learning: 18-63 months
Start date: September
Prepare yourself for a research career or postgraduate doctoral study in animal science.
You will enhance your understanding of safe and sustainable livestock production whilst developing as a confident and independent researcher.
This flexible programme, with all 'taught' elements delivered online, allows you to remain at your workplace during your course of study. You can choose to complete the course in just 18 months, or take up to 63 months if your work demands are high.
The programme is designed for people working in the livestock industry or related supply industries (feed and pharmaceutical companies, for example) or in livestock industry, advisory or an extension series and institutions.
You will gain:
-Critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing livestock production
-Rigorous training in research methods and statistical analyses commonly used in animal science
-Critical appraisal skills to evaluate research at the interface between animal, microbial and food science
-The ability to plan, manage and conduct an extended independent research project


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entrants to this programme are normally required to have obtained a first or upper-second class honours degree or its equivalent in biological sciences or a related subject. Applicants with other qualifications and who have had at least two years' experience professional experience in a relevant field of animal science, livestock production or agriculture are also encouraged to apply. References are also taken into account.

  • Course Type: Distance Learning
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 12000 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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