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University College Dublin MSc Animal Science
University College Dublin

MSc Animal Science

Dublin, Ireland

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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EUR 9,690 / per year *

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* full time EU/NONEU fee per year - € 9690; part time EU/NONEU fee per year - € 108


The MSc in Animal Science is suitable for students who wish to undertake advanced studies in pursuit of a career in the livestock sector. This unique programme was designed after comprehensive consultation with leading stakeholders including animal nutrition and health industries. This new MSc aims to equip graduates with cutting-edge skills and position them for leadership roles in a dynamic and critically important sector of the global economy.

This innovative program enables students to focus their studies on specific aspects of animal science including genetics & genomics, reproduction, nutrition, and health. For those with an enquiring mind, a deeper understanding of scientific principles relevant to solving issues currently limiting system sustainability will be reflected in new modules developed for this MSc, including immunobiology, sustainable livestock, and global food systems.

Flexible program choices enable students to focus their studies on an area of specific interest for the development of deeper expertise or tailor their module choice for a broader selection. A key strategy of the MSc is to foster the development of communication and transferable skills to enable the student to best represent their skillset and become leading ambassadors for sustainable animal production systems.

The MSc Animal Science has been designed in collaboration with Industry stakeholders and will be delivered by internationally renowned discipline experts. Guest lectures and new modules will showcase the latest developments in national and international research informed by innovative projects taking place at UCD Lyons Farm.

This program is delivered and assessed entirely online and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The minimum registration to the MSc is one year, however, students have four years in which to complete the program thereby affording flexibility. The online format of the program enables students enrolled to combine studying while in employment.

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