Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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The double degree programme in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding at Aarhus University educates students to solve the animal nutrition challenges of the future. As the global demand for food increases and awareness of the environmental impact of agriculture grows, scientists and experts who can come up with solutions are in ever-greater demand.


This Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding degree offers a unique programme for talented students in a high-ranking international research environment that equips them to come up with the solutions of tomorrow.

An International Double Degree

This course delivers a top-quality programme from two leading European universities – Aarhus University in Denmark and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Students follow a specific, in-depth animal nutrition programme with a focus on feeding and the nutrition of food-producing animals, taking a multidisciplinary approach to productivity, animal health and welfare, and environmental aspects. 

The course links to international feed companies and its setting is international and intercultural. It supports students in working with scientists and specialists at global research facilities. Students will gain international experience and will meet fellow students from all over the world. 

On completion of the programme, students will have not only state-of-the-art knowledge of their specialism, but an international profile and network. Graduating students will receive a degree from both universities – a double degree.


Graduates of this programme are in very high demand and can take advantage of Aarhus University’s extensive professional network and strong industry partnerships. Students typically find careers in feed companies, consultancies, government departments, and educational institutions.

A World Research Leader 

Aarhus University’s research in agricultural sciences is cutting-edge and places it in the front rank of agricultural science institutions worldwide. The core areas of research are: climate and natural resources, environ¬ment and bioenergy, organic farming, food quality, farm animal produc¬tion, and plant production. 

Sustainability is a fundamental principle. The goal is to seek solutions that contribute to environmentally and economically sustainable develop¬ment of the agricultural and food industries. 

In The Rankings

Agricultural sciences at Aarhus University rank ninth in the world in the 2016 US News Best Global Universities ranking, and tenth in the 2016 National Taiwan University ranking. Agriculture and Forestry at AU are ranked between 51 and 100 in the 2017 QS world university rankings by subject.

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Animal Production
  • Project in Sustainable Animal Feeding
  • Nutrient Cycling and Environmental Management
  • Quantitative Animal Nutrition and Physiology

Semester 2

  • Debrecen or Wageningen

Semester 3

  • Internship

Semester 4

  • Master's Thesis in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding
For more information, please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • This programme no longer admits new students
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The EM-SANF MSc is open to motivated students with a BSc degree in Animal Sciences, Biology (Zoology-oriented) or Veterinary Sciences with specified prerequisites involving basic knowledge of statistics, mathematics and chemistry. The course is supported by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, which provides scholarships for the programme for both EU and non-EU students.

For more information, please check the programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13500 International
  • Free EU/EEA


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