Master's Program - Animal Science
Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Do you care about the function and health of our animals?
Our domestic animals are of great importance for our society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst 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 advisory work, education, research and animal husbandry, animal scientists can improve the production and well-being of our animals. Within the international collaboration, animal science plays an increasing role when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The program has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers, for instance, research.
The program holds a number of elective courses within various profile areas, such as:
- Farm animals,
- Animals for sports and companion,
- Animal behavior, welfare, and housing,
- Biomedicine and animal health,
- Animal nutrition and management,
- Animal breeding and genetics.
Course from these areas may be combined in a suitable way.
The animals primarily covered by the program are horses, dogs, cats, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, reindeer, and poultry, although parallels are drawn to other animal species. Courses are available ranging from 5 to 15 credits and the 120 credit program is completed with a Master’s degree project of 30 credits.
The aim of the program is to give you a scientific basis for the identification, analysis and solving of problems, taking into consideration the needs of the animal and society. Teaching is done in various ways, including group work, lectures, laboratory experiments, seminars, study trips, field trips and project work.
The interest for animals and their interactions with man and society has led to the current job market is strong in animal science. Your education will give you a Master degree in Animal Science with excellent preparation for a research career. As an animal scientist, you can work in consultancy, evaluation, research or product development, but there are also exciting career opportunities in teaching, information, journalism and the developing world.
Equivalent to Bachelor's degree of 180 HEC including 90 HEC in Animal Science. Good knowledge of English equals EngB for Swedish students.