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About Animal Nutrition
Masters degrees in Animal Nutrition study the dietary needs of animals, looking at the ways in which they can be kept healthy. These courses are often vocational in nature, linking animal nutrition to industrial agricultural processes.
Institutions typically ask that you hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological science, while other opportunities for postgraduate focus include Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Animal Physiology.
Masters in Animal Nutrition usually combine science and business, preparing you for work in the agricultural sector. You might learn about the scientific basis behind the way animals absorb and digest nutritious material, exploring the chemistry of animal feed and working out how to make its production as efficient as possible.
Alongside the scientific aspects of such programmes, you’ll probably also look at the economics, law and technology of animal nutrition. Similarly, you’ll likely develop an in-depth understanding of the state of the international animal feed industry, focusing on processes and trends within it.
As you’d expect, postgraduate careers are closely linked to the agricultural sector. You could work in the animal production or the animal feed industries, delivering expert advice as a consultant. Or, you may move into the pet-food sector and apply your knowledge there.
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The double degree programme in Animal Nutrition prepares students to solve the animal nutrition challenges of the future. As the global demand for food increases, scientists and experts who can come up with solutions are in ever-greater demand.
Our MSc in Animal Science provides students with the research-led, high quality postgraduate teaching, education and professional training required to pursue leading careers in a wide range of Animal Science related fields throughout the world.
This new vocational course offers the unique opportunity to integrate an in-depth scientific knowledge of animal nutrition with the acquisition of business skills and a detailed operational understanding of the animal feed industries, developed through a series of case studies.
Areas of research include, but are not limited to. ruminant methane production; sub clinical necrotic enteritis in broiler flocks; mineral digestibility and immunity in weaned pigs; the effects of organically chelated zinc on performance in sheep; welfare implications for high-yielding dairy cows.
Wageningen University & Research is the number 1 Agricultural University in the world (National Taiwan Ranking) and also the number 1 in the field of Agriculture and Forestry (QS World University Rankings).