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M.Sc. On Campus

European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Wageningen University and Research

24 months
Duration
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Are you interested in animal breeding? Do you have a passion for genetics? Do you enjoy working in a truly international environment? Then you are the right candidate for the European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics programme from Wageningen University and Research!

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Overview

Key Features

The European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics programme from Wageningen University and Research is open for motivated students with a background (minimal BSc level) in Animal Sciences, Biology or related fields, who like to specialise in the field of Animal Breeding and Genetics. The 2-year master's course focuses on capacity building in animal breeding and genetics.

The EMABG course is offered jointly by five European universities with strong, complementary teaching and research in animal breeding and genetics. Students benefit from mobility between universities by studying in two host universities which gives them an international experience and enhances their international network. 

The EMABG provides students ready to work for breeding organisations and research. The education is adapted to a European perspective to the demands of society. This means that students will be ready to work for European animal breeding organisations which are the world leaders with global market shares up to 90%. Furthermore, EMABG teaches students about the development of sustainable farm animal breeding. Graduates generally find positions in and outside Europe, in training, research or development in a wide range of organisations related to animal breeding and genetics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Breeding programmes in low-income countries 
  • Biological and societal context of breeding 
  • Genomic selection and precise phenotypes 
  • Functional genomics 

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

  • If you are interested in applying for the EMABG, please check if you meet the requirements below:
  • Awarded Bachelor of Science Degree (min. 180 ECTS) in animal science. An equivalent degree from related fields, such as agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, zoology, botany, microbiology or similar is also accepted, if basics of genetics or animal breeding knowledge is documented in the transcript of records.
  • Application received before the end of the deadline
  • Application form filled out in English
  • Application containing all requested elements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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