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A Master of Science, abbreviated as MSc, is an advanced degree in some field pertaining to the sciences, in contrast to a Master of Arts. It is often a two-year commitment of study and may allow a student to advance in his or her career.

What is an MSc in Animal Science? This degree may explore the biology of animals that are specifically domesticated and controlled by humans. In the past, this field was often termed “animal husbandry.” Animal science tends to focus on livestock, domestic pets and the like, as opposed to wild or exotic animals. Generally, studying animal science combines a strong science curriculum with hands-on experience working with actual animals.

An MSc in Animal Science offers the opportunity to understand animals and humans’ relationships with them, providing a foundation for working with animals in the future. This degree also offers a theoretical and scientific understanding of the biology and behavior of domestic animals, allowing you to better interpret their needs and health issues.

The cost for obtaining an MSc in Animal Science can vary greatly depending on the institution a student chooses as well as the amount of time required to complete the particular degree. When considering various programs, a student should certainly research the cost of each.

A MSc in Animal Science may provide a variety of career options. Graduates may look forward to working in industries such as dairy farming or raising cattle or other livestock for meat. Some people with this degree may be employed as state or county inspectors, working with animals. Others choose to further their education and pursue a degree in animal medicine, becoming a veterinarian or a veterinary assistant.

There are many locations to pursue a MSc in Animals Science, both online and at traditional institutions. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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21 Results in Animal Science

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

The program supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education. ... [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding. What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.... [-]

Norway As
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
International Accelerator

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and ... [+]

Animal Sciences

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students.

Mission

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students. ... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied ele ... [+]

Overview

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied element in terms of how the principles of animal behaviour can be applied to practical problems such as animal welfare and conservation. Students can gain experience of laboratory studies (of invertebrates) and fieldwork. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of elective units is available, including Zoo Conservation Biology which takes place at Chester Zoo. There is also a compulsory residential field course in Poland or Tanzania.

The MSc is completed by a research-based project which can be carried out overseas or in the UK. There are also opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Myerscough College

The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. Enhancing the student’s understa ... [+]

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

The MSc Equine Science develops a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current issues at the forefront of equine science. Enhancing the student’s understanding of techniques applicable to research and scholarship in equine science, the course encourages the original application of knowledge to address complex issues.

This MSc Equine Science, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, recognises the multidiscipline approach of the subjects. The course aims to extend the student’s existing expertise to the full range of skills and knowledge required to inform and lead industry developments. The MSc will encourage debate and critical evaluation of industry practices and research within this field. The course will enable students to reflect on current issues and develop problem-solving skills which encourage originality of thought.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2019
1 year
Campus
University Of Debrecen

The MSc in Animal Husbandry Engineering is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. ... [+]

The field of Animal Science is broad and the program reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Physiology, Nutrition, and Genetics. Gene Conservation, Functional Food, and Molecular Biology, which are the key research areas of the Institute. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Animal Science, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. We offer you a 4-week field practice in summer. Areas of study: Biochemistry, Quantitative and Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Reproductive Biology, Microbiology, Research Methods, Animal Production, Animal Nutrition, Natural Resource Management, Wild Animal Health, Aquaculture, Fisheries and Management, Food Safety and Quality, Economics, and Planning.... [-]

Hungary Debrecen
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current ... [+]

MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Designed for students aiming to work in research, education, and industry in the life sciences sector, this MSc will provide you with an advanced understanding of current and emerging issues in the both Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare and provide you with an extensive range of lectures in a variety of topics.

WHY QUEEN'S?

This course offers a unique opportunity to obtain a qualification in the fields of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare delivered by world-class scientists. In contrast to most MSc programmes at other UK universities, we will provide students with an extensive range of lectures on a variety of topics (for details see Programme Content). Many of our graduates secure dream jobs around the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Lincoln

This Master’s degree follows an evidence-based approach, which aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills for the management of problem behavior in companion a ... [+]

The Course

The University of Lincoln’s MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour programme is headed by a team of experts and is accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

This Master’s degree follows an evidence-based approach, which aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills for the management of problem behavior in companion animals. It is headed by a team of experts, including Europe’s first veterinary behavior professor, European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon's specialist Daniel Mills.

Teaching is informed by research and practice and you have the opportunity to gain experience of actual cases through access to the School of Life Sciences’ veterinary behavior clinic. The curriculum is closely aligned to the research conducted in the School’s Animal Behaviour Cognition and Welfare Group. You will be encouraged to develop research skills and may have the opportunity to work alongside academics on high-profile projects, many of which are funded by research councils, charities and commercial bodies.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
13 - 33 months
Campus
Lund University

In the Master’s programme in Animal Ecology, you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. We of ... [+]

On the Master’s programme in Animal Ecology, you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. You will achieve skills in analysing and understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes form appearance, physiology and behaviour in animals. You will also learn how to analyse the costs and benefits of different traits and how these are optimised to form reproductive and survival strategies. We offer an excellent research environment, particularly in topics such as animal migration, molecular ecology, life history trade-offs, disease resistance in natural populations and host-parasite interactions. You will use modern field and laboratory methods in studies of ecological and evolutionary issues applied to animals in basic research, as well as applied conservation-related research. Special emphasis is on birds as model systems.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Linköping University

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide ... [+]

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology.

Students gain a good working knowledge of the programme’s central issues, such as the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, and conservation biology. The programme is taught in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, one of the largest and most highly renowned zoos in Sweden. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists.... [-]

Sweden Linköping
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international ... [+]

Programme description

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.

The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:

history, culture and concepts of animal welfare animal behaviour animal welfare assessment animal ethics recommendations and policy legislation, regulation and enforcement science communication applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
University of Stirling

This Masters in Human-Animal Interaction will introduce you to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other s ... [+]

Overview

This Masters in Human-Animal Interaction will introduce you to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. It covers a broad range of topics and looks at human-animal interactions across a wide range of contexts – from pet-owning to animal-assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation.

You'll carry out a placement and research project to get direct experience tailored to your individual career goals. You will also learn from our recognised experts in human-animal interaction, whose specialisms include:

aquaculture conservation human-animal conflict animal-assisted therapy the study of animal behaviour and animal welfare ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 27 months
Campus
Royal Agricultural University

Develop your research skills as part of a team investigating key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries. In addition, you may also attend ... [+]

Develop your research skills as part of a team investigating key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries. In addition, you may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding of disciplines related to your study and to further your critical review skills. The programme is completed when you submit your thesis for assessment at the end of the year and defend your research in a viva voce examination. Part-time is available over two years for UK/EU students.

Structure

The full-time Master of Science by Research programme is a one-year research project submitted as a thesis and examined in a viva voce.

Full-time – minimum 12 months / maximum 24 months Part-time – minimum 18 months / maximum 36 months Training ... [-]
United Kingdom Cirencester
August 2019
Full-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
Sparsholt College Hampshire

This Master’s degree course is designed to further develop the equestrian academic skills and knowledge of graduates, focusing on the field of equestrian behaviour, perfo ... [+]

Master’s (MSc) Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training Degree – Full-Time

This Master’s degree course is designed to further develop the equestrian academic skills and knowledge of graduates, focusing on the field of equestrian behaviour, performance and training. Students would be expected to have an existing interest in the key areas of equine behaviour science and horse-rider interactions, specifically their impact on equestrian performance. Potential students may also come from a practitioner background within equestrian training and performance.

What will I learn?

M Level units are delivered by tutors qualified at postgraduate level in relevant subjects, many of whom also have a strong British Horse Society (BHS) and performance horse background, most being research active. A full-time study will provide intensive training at postgraduate level for graduates with an equine, sports psychology or biological sciences background, and a two-year part-time pathway is also available.... [-]

United Kingdom Sparsholt
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Winchester

MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law at Winchester critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to pro ... [+]

MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law at Winchester critically reflect upon contemporary uses of animals and provides the academic skills and expertise needed to protect animals and advance their welfare.

Programme Content

This course provides a strong grounding in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Students gain the necessary skills to develop a scientifically rigorous assessment of the welfare state of animals in a diverse variety of settings and master the main ethical theories concerning our relationships with other animals. In recent years there has been a rapid evolution in the social status of animals. Cognitive and behavioural studies have revealed previously unknown characteristics in many species which has led to an increasing focus on our complex, multifaceted relationships with them. Students learn about the diversity of settings in which animals live or are used, including farming, transportation and slaughter, laboratories, homes, zoos and various other entertainment locales, and about free-ranging animals in natural environments. All students learn key transferable academic skills - such as the design and conduct of a research project and communication of the results to an academic standard - as well as the use of modern communication channels suited to more general audiences.... [-]

United Kingdom Winchester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
Pavol Jozef Safarik University

Graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of li ... [+]

Graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of living systems at the different organization levels (molecule, cell, organism, population, and ecosystem).

Graduates will be knowledgeable in the basic biological disciplines (genetics, molecular biology, plant and animal physiology, cytology, immunology, microbiology, etiology, botany, zoology, human biology, ecology etc.). In addition, they will have knowledge in several chemistry disciplines and multidisciplinary sciences such as biophysics, biochemistry and bioinformatics. Further they will possess deep theoretical knowledge in wide range of physiology and zoology disciplines. Graduates will master methodology and experimental practices in its major, which he or she can apply in either future employment or in the 3rd degree of higher education, i.e. Ph.D. programme. Graduates will be able to participate in teaching of biology disciplines at the higher education level. ... [-]

Slovakia Košice
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus