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6 training courses found

Applied Poultry Science PGDip

The skills and knowledge delivered by this programme are highly relevant to companies using intensive methods of production and those responding to retailer demand for extensive systems. This enables both new entrants and existing employees wishing to build on their expertise and aspirations, to enhance their career opportunities within the poultry sector.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Online
International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law MSc

The overall objective of this programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms. The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both SRUC and the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Study mode: Online
Countryside Management PGDip

This programme encompasses a broad range of topics and land uses ranging from conservation management to rural land use planning and interpretation to land use history. Students are expected to have a broad knowledge of how the countryside that we see around us has developed in a historical context and how this relates to factors such as climate, ecology and soils.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Online
Agricultural Professional Practice PGDip

This postgraduate course is aimed at people who are interested in pursuing a career within the land based industries in a professional capacity. This could include consultants, agronomists, animal nutritionists, farm managers/ owners and those working for government departments on technical and regulatory issues.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law PGDip

The overall objective of this programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms. The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both SRUC and the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Online
Organic Farming PGDip

This programme aims to enable students with a variety of academic and working experiences to gain a fast-track understanding of the key technical production, marketing and management aspects of organic farming and food. This enables students to build on their existing expertise and aspirations, and to give them enhanced career opportunities as practitioners, promoters and facilitators within the sector.

  • Duration of training: 2 years
  • Study mode: Online