Students graduating with an MSc in Animal Biosciences will have a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills which open a number of options for future career development.
The skills acquired during the course are unique among MSc-level courses, making our graduates attractive to a wide range of employers and supervisors.
Students will have a wide range of hands on experience of techniques in animal sciences, so that they will be able to enter a laboratory with the basic knowledge needed to start bench work immediately. The Research Proposal provides a basis for developing any research project from the literature and MSc research project gives students an authentic research experience. In addition, the different assessment items develop skills which are used extensively by researchers, such as preparation of journal articles, posters and oral presentations.
Students graduating will have a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills which open a number of options for future career development.
The Roslin Institute is a major centre of animal science research, with over 30 new PhD students each year. There are other opportunities within Edinburgh and the wider academic community and we envisage that at least 50% of our graduates will find a PhD placement after this course.
The MSc in Animal Biosciences has been tailored to address the documented shortage of graduates with training in in vivo skills. A wide range of industrial partners have indicated that graduates from this programme will be attractive employees
Other postgraduate courses
Students may be interested in enrolling for further postgraduate training courses such as other Masters courses (in Edinburgh or elsewhere) and teacher training. In particular, those going into the teaching profession will have a wide knowledge of modern techniques in animal sciences which will enhance their confidence and benefit interactions with pupils.