Master of Science (MSc) Animal Biosciences

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Program Description

Master of Science (MSc) Animal Biosciences

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Programme description

Our programme gives graduates the scientific knowledge and practical skills to carry out research in the emerging area of animal science and ‘One Health’, by providing foundation knowledge about the functioning of the animal body. We explore applications of basic animal sciences to veterinary and human medicine, the livestock industry and food security.

The programme is held at the world-famous Roslin Institute, which is housed in a state-of-the-art research building on the Easter Bush campus, adjacent to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. As a member of staff at the Institute, you will benefit from our world-class reputation for research in a vibrant, successful academic community.

You will acquire expert scientific knowledge and practical skills in animal sciences, veterinary and human medicine, the livestock industry and food security.

Programme structure

The programme involves courses that are a blend of lectures, guided practical studies and independent research. You will also complete your own dissertation.

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Animal Science
  • One Health and Comparative Animal Models
  • Laboratory Tools for the Biosciences
  • Avian Biology and Development
  • Analytical Methods in Animal Biosciences
  • One Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Infections
  • Semester 1 courses
  • Semester 2 courses

Dissertation

You will prepare a research proposal based on your laboratory or bioinformatics research project and will carry out this project under the supervision of a staff member of the Roslin Institute.

  • Research project and dissertation

Find out more about compulsory and optional courses

We link to the latest information available. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year and should be considered indicative.

Award Title Duration Study mode
MSc Animal Biosciences 1 Year Full-time

Programme structure 2017/18

Career opportunities

This programme develops theoretical knowledge and practical skills, giving graduates a number of potential career development options in academia or industry.

We envisage that at least 50 percent of our graduates will find a PhD placement after this MSc.

Our programme has been tailored to fulfil industry demand in vivo skills and a wide range of our industrial partners have told us that graduates from this programme will be attractive employees.

  • Read more about graduate destinations

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological, veterinary or medical sciences. You will preferably have a working knowledge of molecular and cell biology and some laboratory experience.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

  • Entry requirements by country

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration

    • UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Find out more about our language requirements:

  • English language requirements

Fees and costs

You will be responsible for securing funding to cover all your tuition fees, additional fees and living costs for the duration of your studies. For guidelines on living costs see:

  • Estimated living costs
  • Fees for MSc Animal Biosciences - 1 Year (Full-time)

Find out more about tuition fees and studying costs:

  • Fees and funding

Scholarships and funding

  • Funding opportunities for Animal Biosciences students

Find out more about scholarships and funding opportunities:

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  • Browse all postgraduate funding opportunities
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 10, 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
28,000 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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Sept. 10, 2018
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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Price
Home/EU: £12,200 - International: £28,000