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Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics

As, Norway

2 Years


Full time

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What can you use this qualification for?

Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding.

What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.


Students conduct the major part of their training at NMBU. Students are recommended to spend 1 or 2 semesters at one of the other four partner universities. This gives them access to a broad range of subjects and experience abroad.

Universities involved are Wageningen University (WU) the Netherlands, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Aas, Norway.

Students have to fulfill at least 60 ECTS at NMBU, including 30 ECTS for the master thesis. Students are recommended to choose a combination of courses within molecular genetics and quantitative genetics (statistics).

Application deadlines for international applicants:

  • December 1st

Application deadlines for Norwegian, Nordic, EU/EEA and Swiss citizens:

  • June 1st

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