One year full-time
(Part-time options are available)
The Masters by Research in Anthrozoology offers an opportunity to explore the wide and varied area of human and animal interactions.
As a student on this programme, you’ll gain a deeper insight into the role of animals in human society and into how humans and animals co-exist from a historic and contemporary perspective. You will explore the role of animals in healing and how animals play a key role throughout different human cultures and religions.
You will also explore how humans co-exist and impact on animals through conservation, exploitation and as companions, as well as debating the ethical issues surrounding anthroozoology.
The programme will provide you with the required knowledge and skills to develop practical solutions for existing and emerging problems centred around animal-human interactions.
Modules tend to be taught in two-day blocks. This means that the teaching is condensed to allow Masters study to occur round other commitments, such as family responsibilities or your current job.
Topics you study could include the Human-Animal Bond, Reflection on Practice, Wildlife Conflict and Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare and Research Methods.
These modules will advance your skills in critically evaluating current research, and develop your abilities in research design and statistical analysis, allowing you to effectively design and carry out an original research project that will make a valuable contribution to the field of Anthrozoology.
The dissertation is highly flexible and provides you with the freedom to develop a research project of your own choosing in order to fit in with your specific interests and career aspirations. You are also able to apply for funding to support your research project (currently a maximum of £1000).
The programme can be completed full time in one year; part time routes are available and should be planned with your Programme Manager.
For further information on the programme, please contact the postgraduate team: email@example.com