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Animal Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

24 months
Duration
14901 EUR/year
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About

Our domestic animals are of great importance to our society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, while our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. This Animal Science programme is offered by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Overview

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.

Learning outcomes

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. 

Future

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.

Programme Structure

    Courses include:
  • Animal Science - a scientific approach
  • Nutritional physiology
  • Animal welfare and behaviour
  • Genome analysis
  • Production Biology
  • Animal environment, welfare and housing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Feed science and forage production

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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:

  • Biology
  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Science, including at least 30 credits of Animal Science/Zoology
  • Equine Science
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Medicine

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14901 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14901 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

152.000 SEK

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

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Funding

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