Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Masters degree will focus on animal welfare and legal system

A new postgraduate degree launched by Hartpury University focusing on animal welfare and the UK legal system will equip graduates with the expertise required for management roles within the animal welfare sector.

The MSc animal welfare, policy and legislation degree has been designed by Hartpury - a member of the UK Centre for Animal Law (A-Law) - to meet emerging animal welfare challenges linked to the UK legal system.

The innovative programme will cover content applicable to a wide range of animal industries, including livestock farming, zoos and management of feral animals.

Delivered mainly online and offering full and part-time pathways, the course provides students with an opportunity to study flexibly to fit around other commitments.

The MSc will include talks delivered by academic and industry professionals who are actively engaged in the development and implementation of legislation and policy.

Students enrolled on the course will have opportunities to further enhance their knowledge by applying theory to practice in real-world settings, including on campus at Hartpury, which is home to 70 species of animal.

Dr McCormick, head of animal and agriculture at Hartpury University, said: "The animal welfare sector is diverse, covering everything from agriculture to pet shops and rescue centres to wildlife conservation.

"As graduates progress into management positions, they're likely to find themselves responsible for legal compliance.

"If they're working for government or charitable organisations, they may even be involved in important consultation and lobbying to drive forward new legislation.

"This new course will provide graduates with the expertise they need to navigate the legal system and make a difference to the lives of animals through improved welfare standards."

All research activity at Hartpury University either directly or indirectly informs not only current industry practice, but also the curriculum. Research is fully integrated within teaching, with staff research active in the areas in which they teach and many dissertations embedded in larger scale research projects.

Related Articles

Skills, Apprenticeships & Careers: The latest vacancies and opportunities across Gloucestershire Image

Skills, Apprenticeships & Careers: The latest vacancies and opportunities across Gloucestershire

There has never been a more challenging time to find a new job or get on the career ladder. Whether you are looking for a new role, an apprenticeship or a first job, Punchline is here to help.

Channel 4 unveils 4Skills programmes Image

Channel 4 unveils 4Skills programmes

Channel 4 has unveiled the first tranche of its 4Skills initiatives designed to give career, development and training opportunities in the broadcast industry for people across the nations and regions.

Dyslexic thinking skills are mission critical for protecting the country Image

Dyslexic thinking skills are mission critical for protecting the country

For anyone who has ever felt that dyslexia has held them back, maybe they were just in the wrong industry.

It’s not too late to join CYBERUK Online Image

It’s not too late to join CYBERUK Online

CYBERUK will be taking place online today (11th May) and tomorrow, and it’s not too late to join.

Copyright 2021 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.