Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning), MSc/PgDip/PgCert in United Kingdom

The University of Edinburgh

Study in:United Kingdom
75 days
Deadline: 30 Aug 2019


The Applied Poultry Science (Online Learning) program at The University of Edinburgh is designed to suit those in continuing employment or with other commitments.Participants typically come from a wide range of backgrounds, including nutritionists, breeders, vets and other poultry sector workers, all of whom wish to develop their career and businesses.

Career opportunities

Our graduates work in many different poultry related organisations across the globe such as: research establishments, education, industry, government organisations, Applied Poultry Sciencewelfare organisations and some set up their own poultry businesses.Often they are students are already employed in agricultural sciences, biological science, veterinary medicine, as well as professionals from agriculture, rural industries, government officials, international organisations, and research technicians in poultry science and completion of the programme has enhanced their career opportunities.

Program Structure

Year 1

Three core 20 credit courses. Students successfully completing Year 1 and exiting the programme will be awarded a PG Certificate (60 credits).

  • Poultry Housing & Environment
  • Poultry Anatomy & Health
  • Poultry Feed, Nutrition & Digestion

Year 2

Students successfully completing Year 1 and 2 and exiting the programme will be awarded a PG Diploma (120 credits).

Core courses:

  • Poultry Behaviour & Welfare in Commercial Systems (20 credits)
  • Poultry Embryology & Incubation (10 credits)
  • Poultry Breeding & Genetics (10 credits)

Elective (option) courses:

  • Research Methods & Data Analysis (APS) (10 credits) – compulsory for progression to year 3
  • Poultry Business Management (10 credits)
  • Leadership Skills (10 credits)
  • Other electives from suitable courses (10 or 20 credits)

Year 3

Dissertation Year (September – June). Year 3 will consist of the final dissertation to attain the award of an MSc Degree in Applied Poultry Science.

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in agriculture, veterinary science or a biological science.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience in the poultry industry for 3 or more years. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

Detailed Program Facts

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