MSc in Animal Biosciences

MSc in Animal Biosciences (1 year full-time, taught course)

This exciting MSc provides students with scientific knowledge and practical skills relating to applications of basic animal sciences to veterinary and human medicine, the livestock industry and food security. Students will graduate with a wide experience of techniques in animal biosciences, leading to careers in research, industry, government and other areas.
The programme is open to students with a biological background who are interested in enhancing their skills in the animal biosciences and developing an understanding of animal science research, for example, students with first degrees in biological, biomedical, veterinary or allied health sciences.
This programme at the world famous Roslin Institute offers high calibre candidates the opportunity to develop these skills in a range of fields in animal science. The programme is delivered using a blend of lectures, guided practical studies and independent research.  You will become part of The Roslin Institute and will attend seminars, lab meetings and other Roslin activities as well as following the formal taught programme.
Topics covered include
  • One Health, Zoonoses and Emerging Infections
  • Comparative Animal Models
  • Current Topics in Animal Biosciences
  • Advanced Analytical Methods in Animal Biosciences

For more information please visit the MSc in Animal Biosciences website or contact the programme administrator (

All applicants must satisfy the course requirements.

Applications should be made online via the MSc in Animal Biosciences page of the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Prospectus. To submit your application and supporting documents select year of entry and click apply at the top of the Animal Biosciences postgraduate prospectus page. To find out what documents you will need and how to upload them, please read the College information on uploading documents.

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