Animal Science

Published: 15 March 2019
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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.

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.

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.

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SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally. 

Content

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 programme 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.

Want to know more? You can read the syllabus at the student web. 

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.

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Animal Science.

Facts

Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

Next start: Uppsala 2 sep 2019
Number of admission places: 40

Application period 16 Oct 2018 - 15 jan 2019: All international students
Application period
 
15 March 2019-15 April 2019: Swedish students and students within EU/EEA

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 67 500 SEK 
Total programme: 270 000 SEK

All applications are made through the Swedish online application service at universityadmissions.se. Find out how to apply and more about the application and admissions process (on our website).


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