Education and training

Laboratory staff discussing data on a computer monitor This page contains links to education and training courses relevant to the 3Rs, including those leading to academic and vocational qualifications. Also see the NC3Rs Events Calendar for short training courses relevant to the 3Rs.

For information on alternatives to the use of animals in education and training, see the websites of EURCA , InterNICHE and NORINA.

To advertise courses on the NC3Rs website contact


MSc in Tissue Engineering, 1 year full time, Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), Cardiff University

MSc in Applied Toxicology, 5 day residential courses on a 2 year cycle, School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, University of Surrey




  • van der Valk J, van Boxel M (2007), Alternatives in education: An introduction, ALTWEB
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  • EURCA (2005), European Resource Centre for Alternatives in Higher Education
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  • InterNICHE (2005), The International Network for Humane Education
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  • NORINA (2005), The Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives
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  • CAAT  (2007), Enhancing Humane Science/Improving Animal Research, Free online course on humane animal experimentation
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  • In vivo sciences in the UK: sustaining the supply of skills in the 21st Century. 
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  • Meredith Wadman (2008), Medical schools swap pigs for plastic. Nature. 453,  pp 140-141

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