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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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