Animal Sciences (MAS) / MSc

MSc Common part


Common Part

If you didn't follow an advanced statistics course or you will follow a thesis track at ANU, ABG or APS, 1 or more of these courses may be compulsory, discuss this with your study adviser:
- ABG20306
- ANU20306
- APS20806
- MAT20306
RO-1: These are optional courses, not specifically related to any of the specializations. Discuss the inclusion of one of these courses in your study programme with your study advisor.
RO-2: Choose either RO-2A, RO-2B or RO-2C:
- If you select RO-2A, choose Academic Consultancy Training and choose 3 credits worth of Modular Skills Training courses (MOS).
- If you select RO-2C, choose Scientific Skills Training and choose 3 credits worth of Modular Skills Training courses (MOS).


CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ZSS-06000General Safety0.00CSM11WD
ZSS-06100Laboratory Safety0.00CSM11WD
ZSS-06200Fieldwork Safety0.00CSM11WD
CSA-31806Grassland Science6.00RO1M11AF
INF-34306Data Science Concepts6.00RO1M12AF
EZO-31306Vertebrate Structure and Function6.00RO1M12MO
EZO-32303Laboratory Animal Science: Design and Ethics in Animal Experiments3.00RO1M14AF, 6AF
MAT-32806Statistics for Data Scientists6.00RO1M15AF
BIF-31806Data Driven Discovery in the Life Sciences: Hypothesis Generation from Omics Data6.00RO1M16MO
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO2AM1/21AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YMC-60809Academic Consultancy Training9.00RO2AM1/21WD, 2WD, 3MO+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO2CM1/21AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YAS-60312Research Master Cluster Animal Sciences12.00RO2BM26WD





A - Spec. A - Genetics and Biodiversity

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-3: Choose 1 RO-cluster.
- If RO-1 is selected, choose in consultation with your study adviser 2 courses from RO-1A in relation to your thesis subject; for thesis subjects related to quantitative genetics or animal breeding ABG-31306 is compulsory, for thesis subjects related to molecular genetics ABG-30306 is compulsory.
RO-4: Choose 1 internship.

Internship replacement (approval by the study adviser is required!):
All students may replace the internship by a second thesis (at any chair group) of at least 24 credits, except former HBO students: they must replace the internship by a second thesis of at least 24 credits.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO1AM12AF
ABG-31306Genetic Improvement of Livestock6.00RO1AM12MO
ABG-30806Modern Statistics for the Life Sciences6.00RO1AM15AF
GEN-30806Population and Quantitative Genetics6.00RO1AM16WD
ABG-80436MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-31806Ecological Methods I6.00RO2M11MO
REG-32806Wildlife Ecology and Conservation6.00RO2M12MO
REG-80436MSc Thesis Resource Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-31806Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease6.00RO3M11MO
HMI-80336MSc Thesis Host-Microbe Interactomics36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
ABG-70424MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-70324MSc Internship Host-Microbe Interactomics24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-70424MSc Internship Resource Ecology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6





B - Spec. B - Nutrition and Metabolism

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-5: Choose 1 RO cluster.
- If RO-1 is selected, choose in consultation with your study adviser 1 course from RO-1A that is related to your thesis subject.
RO-6: Choose 1 internship.

Internship replacement (approval by the study adviser is required!):
All students may replace the internship by a second thesis (at any chair group) of at least 24 credits, except former HBO students: they must replace the internship by a second thesis of at least 24 credits.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ANU-30806Animal Nutrition and Physiology6.00RO1M14WD
ANU-30306Nutrient Dynamics6.00RO1AM15AF
ANU-31306Feed Technology6.00RO1AM16MO
ANU-80436MSc Thesis Animal Nutrition36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
ADP-30306Health, Welfare and Management6.00RO2M11MO
ADP-30806Adaptation Physiology6.00RO2M15AF
ADP-80436MSc Thesis Adaptation Physiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-31806Aquaculture Production Systems6.00RO3M12MO
AFI-32306Nutrition and Health in Aquaculture6.00RO3M15AF
AFI-80436MSc Thesis Aquaculture and Fisheries36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-30306Human and Veterinary Immunology6.00RO4M11AF
HAP-31306Development and Healthy Aging6.00RO4M13WD
CBI-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology and Immunology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-31306Development and Healthy Aging6.00RO5M13WD
HAP-30806Brain, Hormones and Metabolism6.00RO5M15MO
HAP-80436MSc Thesis Human and Animal Physiology36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
ADP-70424MSc Internship Adaptation Physiology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-70424MSc Internship Aquaculture and Fisheries24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
ANU-70424MSc Internship Animal Nutrition24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology and Immunology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-70424MSc Internship Human and Animal Physiology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6





C - Spec. C - Global and Sustainable Production

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-3: Choose 1 RO cluster.
RO-4: Choose 1 internship.

Internship replacement (approval by the study adviser is required!):
All students may replace the internship by a second thesis (at any chair group) of at least 24 credits, except former HBO students: they must replace the internship by a second thesis of at least 24 credits.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
APS-30306Sustainability Assessment of Animal Systems6.00RO1M15MO
APS-31306Future Livestock Systems6.00RO1M16AF
APS-80436MSc Thesis Animal Production Systems36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-31806Aquaculture Production Systems6.00RO2M12MO
AFI-33306Sustainability in Fish and Seafood Production6.00RO2M14WD
AFI-80436MSc Thesis Aquaculture and Fisheries36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
QVE-30306Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology6.00RO3M15MO
QVE-30806Management of Infections and Diseases in Animal Populations6.00RO3M16WD
QVE-80436MSc Thesis Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-70424MSc Internship Aquaculture and Fisheries24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
APS-70424MSc Internship Animal Production Systems24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
QVE-70424MSc Internship Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6





D - Spec. D - Adaptation, Health and Behaviour

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-6: Choose 1 RO cluster.
RO7: Choose 1 internship.

Internship replacement (approval by the study adviser is required!):
All students may replace the internship by a second thesis (at any chair group) of at least 24 credits, except former HBO students: they must replace the internship by a second thesis of at least 24 credits.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ADP-30306Health, Welfare and Management6.00RO1M11MO
ADP-30806Adaptation Physiology6.00RO1M15AF
ADP-80436MSc Thesis Adaptation Physiology36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
ADP-30306Health, Welfare and Management6.00RO2M11MO
BHE-31306Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare6.00RO2M15MO
BHE-80336MSc Thesis Behavioural Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
QVE-30306Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology6.00RO3M15MO
QVE-30806Management of Infections and Diseases in Animal Populations6.00RO3M16WD
QVE-80436MSc Thesis Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
EZO-30806Functional Zoology6.00RO4M15MO
EZO-30306Developmental Biology of Animals6.00RO4M16WD
EZO-80436MSc Thesis Experimental Zoology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
APS-30306Sustainability Assessment of Animal Systems6.00RO5M15MO
APS-31306Future Livestock Systems6.00RO5M16AF
APS-80436MSc Thesis Animal Production Systems36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
ANU-30806Animal Nutrition and Physiology6.00RO6M14WD
ANU-30306Nutrient Dynamics6.00RO6M15AF
ANU-80436MSc Thesis Animal Nutrition36.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
ADP-70424MSc Internship Adaptation Physiology24.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
ANU-70424MSc Internship Animal Nutrition24.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
APS-70424MSc Internship Animal Production Systems24.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-70324MSc Internship Behavioural Ecology24.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
EZO-70424MSc Internship Experimental Zoology24.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
QVE-70424MSc Internship Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology24.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6





E - Spec. E - Molecule, Cell and Organ Functioning

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-5: Choose 1 RO-cluster.
- If RO-2 is selected, choose in consultation with your study adviser 1 course from RO-2A that is related to your thesis subject.
- If RO-3 is selected, choose in consultation with your study adviser 1 course from RO-3A that is related to your thesis subject.
RO-6: Choose 1 internship.

Internship replacement (approval by the study adviser is required!):
All students may replace the internship by a second thesis (at any chair group) of at least 24 credits, except former HBO students: they must replace the internship by a second thesis of at least 24 credits.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
CBI-30306Human and Veterinary Immunology6.00RO1M11AF
HAP-31306Development and Healthy Aging6.00RO1M13WD
CBI-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology and Immunology36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-31306Development and Healthy Aging6.00RO2M13WD
EZO-30806Functional Zoology6.00RO2AM15MO
EZO-30306Developmental Biology of Animals6.00RO2AM16WD
EZO-80436MSc Thesis Experimental Zoology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-31806Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease6.00RO3AM11MO
HAP-31306Development and Healthy Aging6.00RO3M13WD
HAP-30806Brain, Hormones and Metabolism6.00RO3AM15MO
HAP-80436MSc Thesis Human and Animal Physiology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-31806Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease6.00RO4M11MO
HMI-80336MSc Thesis Host-Microbe Interactomics36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO5M12AF
ABG-30806Modern Statistics for the Life Sciences6.00RO5M15AF
ABG-80436MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
ABG-70424MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology and Immunology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
EZO-70424MSc Internship Experimental Zoology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-70424MSc Internship Human and Animal Physiology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-70324MSc Internship Host-Microbe Interactomics24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6





F - Spec. F - Animal Ecology

 M1 M2

Limited choice:

RO-1 - RO-4: Choose 1 RO-cluster.
- If RO-3 is selected, choose in consultation with your study adviser 1 course from RO-3A that is related to your thesis subject.
RO-5: Choose 1 internship.

Internship replacement (approval by the study adviser is required!):
All students may replace the internship by a second thesis (at any chair group) of at least 24 credits, except former HBO students: they must replace the internship by a second thesis of at least 24 credits.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
AFI-32806Marine Resources Management6.00RO1M13WD
AFI-30806Fisheries Ecology6.00RO1M14WD
AFI-80436MSc Thesis Aquaculture and Fisheries36.00RO1M21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-31306Life History of Aquatic Organisms6.00RO2M11MO
MAE-30306Marine Animal Ecology6.00RO2M16WD
MAE-80336MSc Thesis Marine Animal Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-31806Ecological Methods I6.00RO3M11MO
REG-30306Animal Ecology6.00RO3AM16WD
REG-33306Disease Ecology6.00RO3AM16WD
REG-80436MSc Thesis Resource Ecology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-31306Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare6.00RO4M15MO
BHE-30306Behavioural Ecology6.00RO4M16WD
BHE-80336MSc Thesis Behavioural Ecology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-70424MSc Internship Aquaculture and Fisheries24.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-70324MSc Internship Behavioural Ecology24.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-70324MSc Internship Marine Animal Ecology24.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-70424MSc Internship Resource Ecology24.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6