Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

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Animal sciences deal with the study of domestic animals, researching the structure, development, way of life and their relationship with the environment. The focus of the animal sciences discipline is to offer knowledge about breeding, growth, improvement and exploitation of domestic animals. Animal sciences study improvement methods that ensure proper nutrition (feeding), breeding, conservation and preservation of livestock.

The animal sciences discipline integrates theories and concepts from biology, chemistry, agriculture and veterinary medicine.

Courses include topics on domestic animal biology, animal genetics, immunology in animal health and disease, animals in biomedical research, and more.

Students in animal sciences programmes are able to combine and analyse knowledge from biochemistry, anatomy and genetics with concepts from economy, management, or marketing. They will also develop skills on how to design, organise and manage animal farms and animal production processes in all species of domestic animals. Animal scientists will learn computer skills as they have to analyse data and make use of statistical techniques.

Graduates may find job opportunities in a wide range of areas including: animal breeding, food and fibre production, animal behaviour and welfare, biotechnology, etc. They can engage in jobs like animal scientist, livestock manager, pet breeder, dog trainer and more.

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Suggested Masters in Animal Sciences

M.Sc. Animal Sciences

The two-year Animal Sciences M.Sc. programme at Wageningen University and Research is a continuation of a B.Sc. in Animal Sciences or an equivalent programme in the field of livestock, companion animals and wildlife. 

Netherlands
M.Sc. Animal Science

Through research, education and advisory work, animal scientists can improve the production and wellbeing of our animals. Animal science plays an increasing role internationally when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The Animal Science programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers.

Sweden

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