With the Master's Animal Sciences 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.
Why this programme?
- Great deal of attention to knowledge development for sustainable animal husbandry.
- Unique programme in the Netherlands, tailor made to your study interests.
- International orientation with the opportunity to study or write your thesis abroad.
Study programme of MSc Animal Sciences
On the Programme of Animal Sciences page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses, internships and international exchange programmes. Or compare Animal Sciences to other master's programmes.
Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.
- Genetics and Biodiversity
- Nutrition and Metabolism
- Global and Sustainable Production
- Adaptation, Health and Behaviour
- Molecule, Cell and Organ Functioning
- Animal Ecology
Inside view on Animal Sciences
Application and admission
Interested in taking part in the programme of Animal Sciences? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.
The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.
"Being an intern provided me the advantage to learn skills and knowledge in relation to doing research." - Student Sven
Curious which professions you could do when you complete a master's Animal Sciences? Read the stories of alumni in Future career Animal Sciences.
Meet us and events
Do you want to know more about the programme?
Get into personal contact with one of the representatives of Wageningen University & Research. Learn more about the possibilities.