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Postgraduate programme

The AWSBC has a thriving postgraduate programme. A large number of postgraduate students have graduated after undertaking their degrees in the Centre. This reflects the Centre’s strong commitment to postgraduate activity and education, a commitment realised through the dedication, flexibility and enthusiasm of the AWSBC staff and External Associates. Our graduates are widely acknowledged as being of high quality.

The full range of postgraduate degree opportunities is available, including those at doctoral, masters, honours, diploma and certificate levels. Active research represents the major part of doctoral and masters degrees. The topics are diverse, as indicated by the range of thesis titles listed for completed degrees and those in progress (see Postgraduate students). Postgraduate-level taught courses are integral to masters, honours, diploma and certificate qualifications. Their content may be tailored to the particular interests or learning requirements of each student.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of AgriScience (MAgriSc)
Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS)

Honours in AgriScienceScience or Other


Postgraduate Diploma in AgriScience
Postgraduate Diploma in Science


Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Taught courses

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal welfare science
  • Special topics in animal behaviour and welfare sciences