Each module carries 15 credit points and the research project 60 credits, leading to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or an MSc degree (180 credits). If you register for a certificate or diploma, you may transfer to the next stage of the programme depending on satisfactory progress.
You must complete the following four units and the first part of the Transferable Skills unit:
Animal Production and the Meat Chain
Biochemistry and Meat Quality
Animal Welfare on Farm and at Slaughter
Poultry Production and Processing
You must complete the remaining three units and the second part of the Transferable Skills unit:
Meat Hygiene and Public Health
Meat Processing and Technology
Principles of Refrigeration and Heat Processing
You must complete an in-depth research project. Practical work begins in May and a research thesis is due in September.