Whatever we expect of our animals, it is important that they both function well and are in good health. We also have to consider the various needs of our society.
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 programme has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers.
By choosing courses and subject of the master’s thesis you will be able to create an individual profile for your studies within subdisciplines such as Ethology/Animal Welfare/Animal Environment, Nutrition/Production Biology or Genetics/Breeding. The programme ends with a Master’s degree project of 30 credits.
The Animal Science programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences will give you a scientific basis enabling you to identify, analyse and solve problems while taking the animals’ and society’s needs into consideration. Teachers within the programme are researchers from various disciplines and as a student you will be kept in contact with current research. The courses include various teaching methods, e.g. lectures, laboratory work, seminars, study visits and shorter projects.
UN's sustainable development goals in the education
SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally.
The interest in animals and their interactions with man and society has led to a strong job market for animal scientists. Your education will give you a degree of Master of Science with a major in Animal Science. As an animal scientist you can work nationally or internationally with research or product development, agricultural/animal advisory services and evaluation, but there are also exciting career opportunities in teaching, information and journalism.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Courses include:
- Animal Science - a scientific approach
- Nutritional physiology
- Animal welfare and behaviour
- Genome analysis
- Production Biology
- Animal environment, welfare and housing
- Feed science and forage production
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
In order to become admitted to the Animal Science – Master’s Programme the following is required:
General entry requirements: Degree of Bachelor comprising at least 180 credits or a corresponding degree from a foreign country
Specific entry requirements: Passed courses of at least 90 credits in one of the following subject areas:
- Animal Science
- Agricultural Science, including at least 30 credits of Animal Science/Zoology
- Equine Science
- Veterinary Nursing
- Veterinary Medicine
International13759 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27519 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
- First instalment: 72 500 SEK
- Total programme: 290 000 SEK
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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