Animal Science

Master (2 years) of Science in Animal Science, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8400 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


At Animal Sciences, you study strong and healthy animals. It may be production animals in agriculture, companion animals, horses or experimental animals. You will learn about and may specialise in everything within the field of animal sciences – from sustainability to nutrition, breeding, genetics, animal behaviour and production management.

During the training, you will be challenged to analyse problems and develop sustainable solutions from a holistic perspective that pays regard to people, animals and the environment.

As a Master in animal sciences, you are helping to shape the sustainable livestock production of the future. For example, you can work on food safety, production optimisation or development of sustainable fodder.

Read more about the programme structure.

Career Opportunities  

The various specialisations open up to a growing number of jobs within many different sectors, such as:
  • The Agricultural Advisory Service, consulting engineering firms, the financial sector or international development organisations
  • Development or sales jobs in the industry and production sector
  • Industry associations or professional organisations with relations to domestic animals or production
  • Strategic advising and/or management of experimental animal businesses
  • Public management (municipalities, regions, ministries and governmental bodies in Denmark, the EU and internationally)
  • Research and education in private companies, governmental research institutions and universities
  • Teaching at agricultural colleges, technical colleges or in another kind of course activities
  • Starting your own business


To be admitted to the MSc programme in Animal Science, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject and/or including relevant courses. Please read the specific requirements for admission to the MSc programme in Animal Science here.

An individual assessment of whether the graduate meets the requirements will be carried out.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

You can find information about how and when to apply here. Application takes place through an online application portal. 
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. 

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Animal Science and student life at the University of Copenhagen.

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Frederiksberg Campus


The Frederiksberg Campus houses part of the Faculty of Science with areas of studies including natural and biosciences as well as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, including the University Hospital for Companion Animals. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings. Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Frederiksberg Campus area includes beautful gardens with many facilities for students, including a student-run café in an old greenhouse.

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