Future career - Animal Sciences

Now you know what the programme is all about, but what are the career options afterwards? Although the three-year bachelor's programme Animal Sciences may provide job opportunities for graduates, it is rare as employers in the sector are often looking for graduates from academic master's programmes. A master degree is therefore the most logical next step following the bachelor's programme.

Job Market

Most graduates of the bachelor Animal Sciences continue with the master Animal Sciences. Master graduates find work in industry, at research institutions, the public sector or non-profit organisations. In industry, graduates work in technical, commercial or managerial functions. Many graduates choose a career as scientific researcher at universities or research institutions in the Netherlands or abroad. In the public sector (e.g. provincial, national or EU authorities), animal scientists work as policy advisors to develop legislation and policies for animal welfare and the environment. When you are interested to work as a teacher in high school or in professional education, you can prepare yourself with the special educational (free) bachelor's programme.

Possible jobs

Depending on your specialisation you can find work for example as:

  • Scientific Researcher
  • Behaviour specialist
  • Nutritional specialist
  • Advisor at a bank
  • Geneticist
  • Account manager
  • Policy officer or teacher

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