Animal Sciences

Wageningen University

Animal Sciences

Profile:

The MSc programme Animal Sciences is a logical continuation of a BSc in Animal Sciences or an equivalent BSc programme such as Veterinary Sciences or Animal Biology. The focus of this MSc-programme is to deliver skilled professional animal scientists, well equipped to tackle problems related to sustainable livestock development as well as to the management of companion animals. The emphasis is on acquiring in-depth knowledge and integrating this knowledge to solve dilemmas in animal husbandry practices world-wide. Animal systems are highly diversified in which the animal-human interaction plays an integral role. Animal husbandry and livestock development are constrained both by technical factors (such as food supply, animal health, level of management and genetic diversity) and by infrastructural, ecological and socio-economic factors.
The study programme is an individually tailor-made thesis oriented programme. Students follow advanced courses in their first year to prepare themselves for the thesis in the second year. The thesis can be chosen from different important disciplines, distinguished in specializations. Students can choose from one out of six specializations:

Specializations

– Animal Breeding and Genetics;
– Animal Nutrition;
– Animal Production Systems;
– Animal Health and Behaviour;
– Animal Health Management;
– Applied Zoology.

Planning.

Common Part

RO0: if you did not follow an advanced statistics course in your previous education, this course is compulsory, but discuss this with your study adviser
RO1: these courses are optional courses, not specifically related to any of the specializations
RO2: choose in consultation with your study adviser either (1) YMC-60809 + YMC-60303 or (2) YMC-61303 + YMC-60303 + an additional optional course or (3) YAS-60312

Course

Ects

CS/RO

MAT-20306

Advanced Statistics

6.00

RO0

CSA-31806

Grassland Science

6.00

RO1

EZO-31306

Vertebrate Structure and Function

6.00

RO1

EZO-31804

Laboratory Animal Science Course

4.00

RO1

YAS-32806

Quality of Animal Products

6.00

RO1

YMC-60303

Modular Skills Training (MOS)

3.00

RO2

YMC-61303

Scientific Skills Training

3.00

RO2

YMC-60809

Academic Consultancy Training

9.00

RO2

YAS-60312

Research Master Cluster

12.00

RO2

See

https://ssc.wur.nl/Studiegids/Opleiding/MAS/GemeenschappelijkGedeelte/Planning and https://ssc.wur.nl/Studiegids/Opleiding/MAS/Planning