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Find MSc Programs in Animal Science in Europe 2019

An MSc, or Master of Science, is an academic distinction bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in what is often a science-based discipline. The MSc often enhances career opportunities as well as earning potential.

Animal science involves the study of animals under human control. Typically, the curriculum has a strong focus on science, along with hands-on experience working with animals. This field of study prepares students for careers working with animals, which may include agribusiness, animal breeding and animal behavior.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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University of Göttingen

Are you interested in both crops and livestock? Are you excited about an international career in breeding research? Choose the new master's program: Integrated Plant and ... [+]

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding (iPAB)

Are you interested in both crops and livestock?

Shaping the future of breeding research

Are you excited about an international career in breeding research?

Choose the new master's program:

Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding

The application portal will open April 1st for EU applicants

The application portal for NON-EU applicants is closed!

iPAB at a Glance: Language: English Admission requirements: BSc in agriculture, biology or related disciplines; the admission regulations for the master program "Agricultural Sciences" will be applied; ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Proof of proficiency in English: CEFR Level C1 (TOEFL or equivalent) Your profile: High degree of self-motivation and natural curiosity to tackle complex biological problems; Research-minded and not afraid of big data, mathematics and statistics; Interest in a long term engagement in international breeding research Contents/ Modules: Compulsory modules: Quantitative genetics and population genetics Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding Statistical genetics, breeding informatics and experimental design Biotechnology and molecular genetics in plant and animal breeding Selection theory, design and optimization of breeding programs Elective Modules: e.g. Breeding Informatics Legal issues in plant and animal breeding Poultry breeding and genetics Biotechnology and forest genetics Genetic resources Seed Marketing Internship and further interesting modules Career perspectives: ... [-]
Germany Göttingen
October 2019
Full-time
2 - 2 years
Campus
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
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
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
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
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
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behavior teaching within a supported learning e ... [+]

Programme description

This programme provides a flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behaviour teaching within a supported learning environment. The programme will utilise an evidence-based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviours commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment.

The subject involves a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on knowledge and techniques from the fields of psychology, ethology, neurobiology, pharmacology and veterinary science. This programme will contain teaching and learning that is aimed at your academic preparation for a professional career working with companion animals in a variety of settings, including clinical animal behaviour counselling.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
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
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
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
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
Royal Veterinary College

Wild animal health has become increasingly popular amongst non-veterinarians with a first degree in zoology and biology. Recognising this, the RVC, together with the Zool ... [+]

MSc Wild Animal Biology

Wild animal health has become increasingly popular amongst non-veterinarians with a first degree in zoology and biology. Recognising this, the RVC, together with the Zoological Society of London, London have developed a unique course, aimed at non-veterinary biological science graduates and leading to the MSc in Wild Animal Biology.This unique course provides practical exposure to wild animal species and an understanding of their health and welfare as well as providing training in research methodologies relevant to the study of wildlife.

Participants benefit from working and studying alongside veterinary graduates taking the MSc in Wild Animal Health as well as learning from internationally renowned experts in their field.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MSc in Marine Mammal Science prepares students for professional careers in the research and conservation of marine mammals. It is the only research-focused MSc degree ... [+]

The MSc in Marine Mammal Science prepares students for professional careers in the research and conservation of marine mammals. It is the only research-focused MSc degree in this popular subject worldwide and is taught by leading experts at the Sea Mammal Research Unit and the Scottish Oceans Institute.

The MSc in Marine Mammal Science is a one-year taught programme run by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), the only UK institution dedicated exclusively to marine mammal research, and draws on the quantitative and diverse academic expertise within the University's Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI).

Highlights Although focused on marine mammals this programme covers advanced topics in quantitative marine ecology and animal behaviour. Modules include intense training in quantitative techniques (for example, statistical modelling and GIS) and applied research methods, including a field course to practice survey techniques (at no additional cost). Students have the exciting opportunity to conduct fieldwork and training in Antarctica as part of the optional module in polar ecology (requiring additional payment of a substantial expedition fee). See the students' Antarctic expedition blog. The core curriculum is complemented by advanced optional modules in topical research areas of biologging, bioacoustics, behaviour and cognition, and population biology. Stimulating, small class sizes with a focus on student-led, experiential learning. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus