• UAB-specific Master's Degree
  • Code: 3865/3
  • 3rd edition
  • Modality: Blended
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 05/10/2020
  • Finish date: 16/03/2021
  • Places: 30
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 4500 Ą
  • Special price 4050 Ą
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  • Teaching language: Spanish (80%), English (20%)
  • Location: Facultat de VeterinÓria. Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)
The master's degree in Animal Welfare equips its students to give guidance on any aspect of the welfare of farm animals, zoo animals and pets. The master's degree deals with the fundamental scientific principles of animal welfare, together with legal and ethical matters. Students learn to assess animal welfare, suggest preventive measures and solve the principal problems that can impact the welfare of free-ranging or stabled animals, on farms, in dog kennels, zoos, etc. This master's degree has a duration of 8 months. During this time, students attend theory and practice sessions, resolve case studies, develop protocols and produce a master's degree dissertation.

Career opportunities

- Veterinary animal welfare specialist
- Animal welfare consultant for farms, breeding establishments, sanctuaries, research centres, zoos, etc.
- Animal welfare expert in local, national or international agencies, in private companies or in education.


UAB masters and graduate diplomas may include or facilitate external academic internships in companies or institutions in order to help the student to achieve a level of expertise that facilitates the insertion or promotion in the workplace.

These internships may be curricular (compulsory) or non-curricular (optional).

  • Curricular
    Curricular practices are those which are included in the curriculum of the studies and, therefore, must be overcome to obtain the degree. The programme manager will explain you the details of how, where and under what conditions you should do the internship.
  • Non-curricular
    As a UAB student, you have access to the University occupation portal, the Occupability Service, through which you can participate in selection processes for non-curricular practices as well as getting a contract. In both cases, you need to sign up to the Nexus application.

Scholarships and financial aid

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Coordinating centres

Departamento de Ciencia Animal y de los Alimentos

Collaborating centres

Facultad de Veterinaria


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