Course Duration: 2 years
Course Period : September 2006 - July 2008
Tuition Fee : € 13,820 (composite fee) + € 1,815 (research fee)
Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
This programme trains professional animal scientists who are well equipped to
tackle the problems of sustainable livestock and fish culture development,
fisheries management and caring for companion animals.
There are eight specialisations:
Animal breeding and genetics, focuses on
genetically improving farm animals by integrating quantitative, biological
and molecular approaches. The use of DNA techniques to establish diversity
is rapidly expanding, so this method is also included.
Animal nutrition - An important way of
achieving efficiency in agricultural land use and food production is to
optimise animal nutrition (e.g. in terms of nutrient flows). Research
focuses on the conversion of feed biomass in farm animals.
Animal production systems - Solutions to
many problems in animal production can only be found by taking into account
the many interrelationships within the production sector and its
relationships with ‘the rest of the world’. Animal production systems
research is organised along two themes: design and analysis of production
systems, and nutrient and mass flows (e.g. efficient use of local resources
and reduction of environmental loading).
Aquaculture, combines knowledge from
different disciplines (such as nutrition, growth, reproduction and health)
with the aim of improving development of the culture of fish and molluscs
worldwide. The interaction between the management of fish stocks and
fisheries is important in this respect.
Companion animals - The specialisation
companion animals combines knowledge from various disciplines (such as
nutrition, growth, reproduction and health) directed at the optimal use and
management of house pets (e.g. dogs and cats) and recreational animals (e.g
Livestock & food sector, represents the
‘sector network’ concept and focuses on the production and processing of
food from the primary source to its ultimate use while monitoring its
quality with the aim of providing a healthy product.
Preventive animal health & welfare - has a
multidisciplinary approach focusing on the effects of the production
environment on health (epidemiology and immunology), behaviour, energy
metabolism and reproductive processes.
Veterinary epidemiology and the economy,
combines animal health management at the population level with
BSc in agriculture, biology, animal science, fisheries, veterinary
sciences, or related fields.
TOEFL Score of 575 or IELTS 6.5