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. Human Animal Interaction

The Human Animal Interaction programme which is offered you by University of Stirling will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. 

United Kingdom
Master European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine

Since 1992, the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) has been providing training courses for veterinarians wishing to upgrade their knowledge in many areas of clinical veterinary medicine. The European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine programme is delivered by the University of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg
Preparation Course Animal Science

For international students the move from high school in your home country to a university in the U.S. can be challenging – a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home.

United States
M.Sc. Zoology

The mission of the Louisiana State University School of Animal Sciences is the generation, preservation, dissemination and application of basic and applied knowledge in animal science for the benefit of the university, the citizens of Louisiana, the nation, and the global community. This degree program in Zoology is offered by the Louisiana State University.

United States

Top Ranked Universities in Animal Sciences on MastersPortal

Universities Location Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Plant and animal science
Davis, United States 1
Ithaca, United States 2
Wageningen, Netherlands 3
Berkeley, United States 4
Gent, Belgium 5
Vancouver, Canada 6
Oxford, United Kingdom 7
Cambridge, United States 8
East Lansing, United States 9
Gainesville, United States 10
Cambridge, United Kingdom 11
Copenhagen, Denmark 11
Uppsala, Sweden 13
Minneapolis, United States 14
Durham, United States 15
University Park, United States 16
Madison, United States 17
Brisbane, Australia 18
Perth, Australia 18
Canberra, Australia 20
Utrecht, Netherlands 21
Tokyo, Japan 22
Riverside, United States 23
San Diego, United States 23
Montpellier, France 25
Tucson, United States 26
Stanford, United States 27
Ames, United States 28
Corvallis, United States 29
Helsinki, Finland 30
Raleigh, United States 31
Seattle, United States 32
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 32
São Paulo, Brazil 34
New Haven, United States 35
Zürich, Switzerland 36
Athens, United States 37
Urbana, United States 37
West Lafayette, United States 39
Sydney, Australia 40
Göttingen, Germany 41
Los Angeles, United States 42
Beijing, China 43
Columbus, United States 43
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 45
Hangzhou, China 46
Kyoto, Japan 47
München, Germany 47
Guelph, Canada 49
Toronto, Canada 50
Freiburg, Germany 51
Melbourne, Australia 52
Fort Collins, United States 53
College Station, United States 53
Vienna, Austria 53
London, United Kingdom 56
Townsville, Australia 56
Paris, France 58
Adelaide, Australia 59
Aarhus, Denmark 60
Paris, France 60
Pullman, United States 60
Pretoria, South Africa 63
Hobart, Australia 64
Uppsala, Sweden 64
Nanjing, China 66
Beijing, China 67
Wuhan, China 68
Princeton, United States 69
Barcelona, Spain 70
Lausanne, Switzerland 71
Ann Arbor, United States 71
Columbia, United States 73
Exeter, United Kingdom 74
Umeå, Sweden 75
Marseille, France 76
Manhattan, United States 77
Leeds, United Kingdom 78
Sheffield, United Kingdom 78
Seoul, South Korea 80
College Park, United States 80
Mexico City, Mexico 82
Nagoya, Japan 83
Nottingham, United Kingdom 83
York, United Kingdom 83
Bristol, United Kingdom 86
Blacksburg, United States 87
Bern, Switzerland 88
Tübingen, Germany 89
Austin, United States 90
Bonn, Germany 91
Prague, Czech Republic 93
Jerusalem, Israel 94
Amsterdam, Netherlands 95
Glasgow, United Kingdom 96
Lund, Sweden 97
Barcelona, Spain 98
Vienna, Austria 98
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 100
New Brunswick, United States 100
Philadelphia, United States 102
Montréal, Canada 103
Leuven, Belgium 104
Edmonton, Canada 105
Copenhagen, Denmark 106
Chapel Hill, United States 106
Sapporo, Japan 108
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 108
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 110
Chicago, United States 110
Sydney, Australia 112
Mitte, Germany 113
Sydney, Australia 113
Ås, Norway 115
München, Germany 115
Manchester, United Kingdom 115
Oslo, Norway 115
Padua, Italy 119
Knoxville, United States 119
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 121
Basel, Switzerland 122
Saint Louis, United States 122
London, United Kingdom 125
Leiden, Netherlands 126
Groningen, Netherlands 126
Lisbon, Portugal 126
Lincoln, United States 126
Cape Town, South Africa 130
Liverpool, United Kingdom 131
Singapore, Singapore 132
Hamburg, Germany 133
Madrid, Spain 134
São Paulo, Brazil 135
Tartu, Estonia 136
St Andrews, United Kingdom 137
Xi'an, China 138
Olomouc, Czech Republic 139
Roma, Italy 139
Jena, Germany 141
Stellenbosch, South Africa 142
Orsay, France 142
Palmerston North, New Zealand 144
Vitorino Freire, Brazil 145
Liège, Belgium 146
Shanghai, China 147
Taipei, Taiwan 147
Milano, Italy 149
Lexington, United States 150
London, United Kingdom 151
Sendai-shi, Japan 152
Buenos Aires, Argentina 153
Vienna, Austria 154
Chiba, Japan 155
Perth, Australia 156
Brno, Czech Republic 157
Tempe Junction, United States 158
Norwich, United Kingdom 158
Amherst Center, United States 158
Baton Rouge, United States 161
Sydney, Australia 162
Amsterdam, Netherlands 162
Bologna, Italy 164
Coventry, United Kingdom 165
Genève, Switzerland 166
Würzburg, Germany 166
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 168
Dunedin, New Zealand 168
Turku, Finland 170
Halle, Germany 171
Auckland, New Zealand 171
Saskatoon, Canada 171
Lawrence, United States 174
Bergen, Norway 175
Strasbourg, France 176
Stockholm, Sweden 177
Münster, Germany 177
Naples, Italy 177
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 180
Santa Cruz, United States 181
Campinas, Brazil 182
Innsbruck, Austria 182
Ottawa, Canada 184
Porto, Portugal 185
Düsseldorf, Germany 186
Köln, Germany 186
Turin, Italy 188
Okayama, Japan 189
Göteborg, Sweden 189
Montréal, Canada 191
Belfast, United Kingdom 192
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 193
Melbourne, Australia 194
Rio Grande, Brazil 195
Heidelberg, Germany 195
Grenoble, France 195
Ostfildern, Germany 198
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 199
Antwerpen, Belgium 199
Bielefeld, Germany 201
Stony Brook, United States 202
Missoula, United States 202
Kraków, Poland 204
Pisa, Italy 204
Halifax, Canada 206
Reading, United Kingdom 206
Moscow, Russia 208
Nancy, France 208
Shanghai, China 210
Budweis, Czech Republic 210
Fukuoka, Japan 212
Gießen, Germany 212
Stillwater, United States 214
Durban, South Africa 214
Walnut Grove, Canada 216
Hannover, Germany 217
Moscow, United States 218
Santa Barbara, United States 219
Auburn, United States 220
Bloomington, United States 222
Guangzhou, China 222
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 222
Winnipeg, Canada 225
Tsukuba, Japan 226
Curitiba, Brazil 227
Joensuu, Finland 227
Valencia, Spain 229
Valdivia, Chile 231
Tehran, Iran 232
Boulder, United States 233
Lyon, France 234
Fargo, United States 235
Clemson, United States 236
Valencia, Spain 236
Prague, Czech Republic 238
Gjøvik, Norway 239
Leipzig, Germany 240
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 241
Bayreuth, Germany 242
Haifa, Israel 242
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 244
Bari, Italy 244
Madrid, Spain 247
New York City, United States 247
Montpellier, France 249
Belo Oriente, Brazil 251
Bangkok, Thailand 252
Florence, Italy 252
Albuquerque, United States 252
Lisbon, Portugal 255
Chongqing, China 256
Logan, United States 256
Calgary, Canada 258
Beersheba, Israel 260
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 260
Plymouth, United Kingdom 260
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 263
Potsdam, Germany 265
Ottawa, Canada 266
Hangzhou, China 267
Fayetteville, United States 267
Christchurch, New Zealand 269
Stirling, United Kingdom 269
Gwangju, South Korea 271
Graz, Austria 271
Ljubljana, Slovenia 271
Southampton, United Kingdom 274
Cordova, Spain 275
Granada, Spain 276
Starkville, United States 277
Nijmegen, Netherlands 279
Budapest, Hungary 280
Syracuse, United States 280
Viterbo, Italy 280
Santiago, Chile 283
Honolulu, United States 283
Warsaw, Poland 285
Thessaloníki, Greece 286
Dublin, Ireland 286
Lejona, Spain 286
Harbin, China 289
Tartu, Estonia 290
Santiago, Chile 290
Durham, United States 292
Palermo, Italy 292
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 294
Chiang Mai, Thailand 295
Burnaby, Canada 295
Oulu, Finland 295
Ciudad Real, Spain 298
Kiel, Germany 298
Taichung, Taiwan 300
Kingston, Canada 301
Dresden, Germany 301
Poznan, Poland 304
Freguesia do Ribeirao da Ilha, Brazil 304
Tromsø, Norway 306
Newark, United States 307
Coimbra, Portugal 308
Sevilla, Spain 308
Cardiff, United Kingdom 310
Tours, France 312
Fairbanks, United States 313
Lanzhou, China 314
Málaga, Spain 314
Hamilton, Canada 316
Southport, Australia 317
Faro, Portugal 318
Storrs, United States 318
Toulouse, France 320
Belgrade, Serbia 321
Johannesburg, South Africa 321
Aveiro, Portugal 323
Montréal, Canada 323
Brasília, Brazil 325
Hiroshima, Japan 326
Cairo, Egypt 327
Madrid, Spain 327
Córdoba, Argentina 329
Ottawa, Canada 329
Bangkok, Thailand 331
Laramie, United States 332
Brussels, Belgium 333
Keelung, Taiwan 334
Grahamstown, South Africa 334
University Park, United States 336
Qinzhou, China 337
Armidale, Australia 337
Bang Yai, Thailand 339
Reno, United States 339
Wellington, New Zealand 341
Geelong, Australia 342
Lavras da Mangabeira, Brazil 342
Rennes, France 344
Debrecen, Hungary 346
Zagreb, Croatia 346
Zaragoza, Spain 346
Brno, Czech Republic 349
South Miami, United States 350
Bozeman, United States 351
Melbourne, Australia 352
Guiyang, China 353
Adelaide, Australia 354
Istanbul, Turkey 354
George Town, Malaysia 356
Vigo, Spain 357
Bangor, United Kingdom 358
Florianópolis, Brazil 358
Burlington, United States 360
Seoul, South Korea 362
Daegu, South Korea 362
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 362
Victoria, Canada 365
Lubbock, United States 366
Provo, United States 367
Seoul, South Korea 367
Bogotá, Colombia 369
Morgantown, United States 369
Jinju, South Korea 371
Seoul, South Korea 371
Wuhan, China 374
Okinawa, Japan 375
Sydney, Australia 376
Morioka, Japan 377
Catania, Italy 377
Paris, France 380
Charlottetown, Canada 381
Autazes, Brazil 382
Lleida, Spain 383
Ancona, Italy 384
Potchefstroom, South Africa 384
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 386
Medford, United States 387
Perugia, Italy 389
Izmir, Turkey 390
Athens, Greece 391
Ankara, Turkey 393
Xiamen, China 394
Seoul, South Korea 395
Lismore, Australia 395
University, United States 395
Williamsburg, United States 398

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