Master On Campus

Animal Science

Stellenbosch University

18 months
1276 EUR/year
1276 EUR/year
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The Department, which offers the Animal Science programme at the Stellenbosch University, focuses its research mainly on basic and advanced aspects of applied animal nutrition, animal breeding, reproduction physiology, and the management of domesticated farm animals, wildlife species and aquatic species to ensure the production of quality products from the species.


Key facts

Research of the Animal Science programme at the Stellenbosch University is conducted on ruminant animals (i.e. dairy cattle, beef cattle sheep and goats) and monogastric animals (i.e. poultry, pigs, ostriches and aquatic animals) as well as certain wildlife species. Emphasis is placed on the improvement of the production efficiency of farm animals by utilising technologies from the above-mentioned focus areas, and by conducting research on aspects of the product quality of the respective animal products. Research is also being conducted into livestock and development in smallholder and communal farming areas.

What we offer

Students interested in a master's degree can register for the MSc (Agric) in Animal Science in one of the following specialist fields of study: animal nutrition, animal breeding, animal physiology or animal products sciences.

Prospective postgraduate students holding a relevant three-year BSc or B-degree can apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaculture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Science
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • The BScAgric degree with an average final mark of at least 60% for the third and fourth year modules.
  • The Department can expect you to take an admissions examination

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • National

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • R21 948

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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