Norwegian University of Life Sciences, East Norway

Animal Science

The world’s population is expected to increase, and this will challenge current global food production and agriculture systems. Are your interested in animal nutrition, breeding, genetics, ethology and animal welfare? Then a Master in Animal Science at NMBU might be something for you.

A two-year Master in Animal Science degree focus on the biology of production animals within the areas of nutrition, breeding, genetics, ethology, animal husbandry and welfare.

The goal is to train students to be able to solve current and future challenges related to animal science in a national and global context.

The student will get a specialization within one of the following areas:

  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Animal ethology

There will be both interdisciplinary as well as area specific in-depth courses within each specialization. The degree is finalized with master thesis.

Entry requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree including a specialization worth 80 ECTS. There is a minimum grade requirement of C. Documented proficiency in English in accordance with NMBU regulations.

A bachelor degree in animal science may qualify. Applicants with a bachelor degree within biology will be considered individually.

2 years | 120 ECT
To be decided for students outside EU/EEA and Switzerland
Application deadline

Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 15
Non EU-applicants: December 1

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits hysics topics. Basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines i required.