Animal Husbandry

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From animal welfare to horse business: animal husbandry covers it all!

If you always wanted to study for an animal-related degree but you did not know where to look, you have come to the right place: at VHL, we offer a Bachelor study programme in Animal Husbandry (BSc), which allows you to study animals and subsequently find work in the animal sector. Animals, particularly farm animals, play a more important role in our daily lives than we may think.

The production of healthy livestock is the driving force towards global food security. With an ever-growing population to feed, farmers need to increase production and optimise distribution on a national and international scale. The animal husbandry sector needs individuals who pay the utmost attention to the care, health and wellbeing of farm animals but who also understand the basics of business administration, such as marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation. This means we are looking for people like you!

The Animal Husbandry (Bsc) programme will teach you the ins and outs of nutrition, immunology and diagnostics, disease control and animal welfare. Courses in applied research, scientific research methods and project management form an integral part of this Bachelor programme. In addition, you will acquire scientific knowledge of the main species within the husbandry system: cattle, horses, pigs and poultry.

Upon graduation, you will qualify for a wide array of jobs throughout the industry - ranging from entrepreneur or manager of your own business to consultant or supplier. As  a degree programme with an international focus, the Animal Husbandry Bachelor has been shown to open doors worldwide.

Within the Bachelor of Animal Husbandry, you can specialise in the follwing professional fields:

The Bachelor of Animal Husbandry (BSc) lasts 4 years. In Leeuwarden, the entire study programme, including the professional fields, is taught in Dutch. In Velp, the entire study programme, including the professional fields Applied Animal Science and Equine, Sports and Business, is taught in English.

You can read everything about the regulations and examinations in the:
Education and Examination Regulations of Animal Husbandry location Velp


Information about this programme:

EEA€ 2,083 a year
NON-EEA€ 8,750 a year
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