Norway wants to have a growing and sustainable population of domestic animals. The programme aims at providing advanced knowledge on a high international level of effective production which takes care of both the important productions and the growing diversity of animal production. The aim is to increase the students\' knowledge so that they can manage Norwegian animal science (in its widest sense) in a future-oriented way.Candidates are qualified to manage domestic animals at different levels in society, such as advisor/consultant, administrative management positions within different areas in the agricultural organisations/private business activity or public administration - nationally and locally. Work within schools is also possible. There is a lot of international cooperation within the research, also with developing countries. The degree can qualify for PhD studies.Admission requirements
We recommend the students to study one or two semesters at universities abroad provided prior approval.
UMB has exchange agreements with several universities abroad.Related studies
A candidate who has completed the education is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in competence, knowledge and skills: Competence: - Knowledge of how to combine theory and practice to meet the challenges in animal production and in society. - Understand how economic and political frameworks as well as nature given conditions are influencing the Norwegian farm animal production sector. Knowledge: - Deep knowledge within one or more of the disciplines animal breeding, nutrition ethology or molecular genetics applied to production animals and/or companion animals. - Broad knowledge on how the different disciplines integrate and are important for both the farm animal and companion animal production sector. Skills: - The ability to go into depth within one discipline. - How to write a master thesis based on own experiments, available data and/or available literature.
Students may choose one of five specialisations: 1. Breeding and genetics. 2. Molecular genetics 3. Animal nutrition. 4. Animal ethology. 5. Sports- and family animals. At least 50 credits in Domestic Animal Science in addition to the Master\'s thesis are required. At least 35 credits must be at the 300 level. A least 25 credits must be from the 300 level within the subject area. A Master thesis is usually work of 30 credits. A 60-credits Master?s degree thesis can only be chosen after application approval. The remaining credits may be chosen from any 200- or 300-level course.