Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)'s Poultry Science MSc course has recently been updated in cooperation with the UK poultry industry, including the British Poultry Council.

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The course, which is now available both part-time and online, has attracted interest from students as far away as Thailand and Zambia. "In redesigning the course as a distance learning program we were responding in particular to requests from those in the poultry industry who wanted to improve their skills without giving up a year to study full-time," said Nick Sparks, head of SAC's Avian Science Research Centre. The course attracts nutritionists, breeders, veterinarians and other poultry sector workers who want to develop their career and businesses.