Master's Animal Sciences

The two-year MSc programme Animal Sciences is a continuation of a BSc in Animal Sciences or an equivalent programme in the field of livestock, companion animals and wildlife. The focus is to deliver skilled professional animal scientists who are well equipped to tackle problems related to sustainable livestock development as well as to the management of livestock and companion animals. 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.

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

On the Programme of Animal Sciences page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also read more about the Background of the programme and Compare Animal Sciences to other master's programmes.

The master's is a very internationally oriented programme. There are several possibilities to join International exchange programmes.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

Application and admission

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

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

What moves me? Finding solutions to animal health and welfare issues.
Student Herma

Future career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.

Next to your specialisation in animal sciences, you can also choose to deepen your knowledge on topics outside the domain of animal sciences. Through a research practice at different chair groups, you can prepare for a specific type of career. Read more about this in Professional career interests.

Meet us and events

Do you want to know more about the programme?

Get into personal contact with one of the representatives of Wageningen University & Research. Learn more about the possibilities.