|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Animal Sciences|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||2,143 EUR|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||18,700 EUR|
The two-year MSc programme Animal Sciences is a continuation of a BSc in Animal Sciences or an equivalent programme in the field of livestock, companion animals and wildlife.
The focus is to deliver skilled professional animal scientists who are well equipped to tackle problems related to sustainable livestock development as well as to the management of livestock and companion animals. The animal-human interaction plays an important role in this study programme. Themes like animal nutrition, animal health, animal welfare, levels of management, genetic diversity and socio-economic factors are all widely discussed.
Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.
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. More than one-third of the researchers work as trainee research assistants (PhD candidates): they work for four years on their own research project to earn their PhD title. One out of every six graduates in Animal Sciences works abroad (at least temporarily), in development cooperation, as a researcher or in the business sector.