Laboratory Animal Science

RWTH Aachen University

24 months
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The M.Sc. Laboratory Animal Science is a two year, part-time study course at RWTH Aachen University.


This Laboratory Animal Science master program at the RWTH Aachen University is FELASA accredited and graduates will receive the FELASA certificate LAS specialist (including EU functions A, B & D).

Our objectives

In the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program, the knowledge acquired in Bachelor's program is specialised and deepened in scientific, laboratory animal science aspects. The graduates have a detailed knowledge of animal experiments based on the latest scientific findings in laboratory animal science. This includes all areas of planning, carrying out, evaluating and improving animal experiments in compliance with the latest legal regulations and ethical criteria as well as animal-friendly husbandry, care and care of the animals.

The graduates are qualified to deal with complex experimental methods and interdisciplinary questions and, in particular, to carry out independent scientific work. Through the integrated application-oriented practical and multimedia study parts (skill training), the graduates are prepared for a comprehensive professional qualification in the field of laboratory animal science, the application of highly specialized research methods and animal experimental techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The standard study period incl. completion of the Master thesis is four semesters (two study years). The course can only be started in the winter semester.
  • The course is modular in structure. The individual modules address the teaching and development of a specific subject area and its corresponding competencies. Assessment of performance is conducted using examinations or other evaluation tools. The study program comprises 10 modules incl. the master thesis module.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • an initial degree in human or veterinary medicine or from the biological sciences
  • a minimum of one year’s work experience in a relevant field
  • English language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Laboratory Animal Science
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