Master's Animal Sciences

Want to make your contribution to worldwide sustainable and responsible animal husbandry? Then the master's Animal Sciences is for you! 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. In that you can tackle problems related to sustainable livestock development as well as for management systems of livestock, companion and zoo animals.

Master Animal Sciences

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

Find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses, internships and international exchange programme on the study programme of Animal Sciences page or compare MSc 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.

Inside view on Animal Sciences

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Admission and application

Interested in taking part in the programme of MSc Animal Sciences? Find out more about the specific admission requirements and the application procedures.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a study is by getting to know the students. They share their student experiences about the MSc Animal Sciences programme and student life in Wageningen.

Being an intern provided me the advantage to learn skills and knowledge in relation to doing research.
Student Sven

Future career

After completing a master's in Animal Sciences you are ready to go to work! Read the stories of alumni in Future career Animal Sciences.