Today’s specialists in livestock and companion animals need a fundamental scientific training, combined with a critical attitude towards all aspects constraining sustainable development of animal husbandry. The two-year M.Sc. programme Animal Sciences at Wageningen University and Research, which is unique for the Netherlands, offers the multidisciplinary training necessary for a future career in this field.Contribution to animal welfare and food safety
Animal health plays an important role in animal husbandry and all human-animal interactions. You will study how impairment of animal health and welfare can be prevented. For example by means of nutrition, housing management or design of breeding strategies. You can therefore provide a real contribution to animal welfare and food safety.Multidisciplinary and individual approach
The master programme Animal Sciences offers you a multidisciplinary and individual study programme. This prepares you well for finding solutions to complex problems.Career opportunities
One of every five graduates works in the business sector in a commercial position such as marketing manager, a technical position such as specialised engineer (where you are primarily involved with improving products or production methods), or supervisory positions. In addition, there are many research jobs at universities and research institutions in the Netherlands and also abroad.
There are six specialisations you can choose from within the MSc Animal Sciences:
About half of your MSc programme will be allocated to courses. Which courses you will take, depends on several factors: your previously acquired competences, your basic knowledge, and your choice of specialisation.For more information, please visit the programme website.
You can apply until:
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
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General requirements for enrolment in any MSc Programme at Wageningen University & Research are:
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