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Specialise in Animal Science for your Master of Science at Massey
Massey’s Master of Science (Animal Science) will allow you to make a major contribution to animal science.
Whether you want to take the first step in a research career or would like a specialised role in livestock or animal industries, a MSc (Animal Science) will give you the skills you need.
A wide range of specialities
Animal science is a broad subject and you could engage in study and research in one of many subjects from livestock production, genetics, nutrition, reproductive physiology, lactation, animal behaviour and welfare.
Massey University has an active research programme in many areas of applied and theoretical aspects of animal science, much of it funded by industry. You’ll have the opportunity to research a relevant issue and generate solutions for the real world.
A master’s builds your capability in sourcing, generating and interpreting quality information to make informed decisions. You’ll develop specialised knowledge in your chosen field.
Join a world-leading agricultural university
Massey University’s proud record in land-based study dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture.
At Massey, you’ll be part of this world-leading animal and agricultural science hub. Massey’s Manawatu campus is surrounded by working farms and state-of-the-art animal science research facilities. You are able to access our extensive research and working facilities as part of your study. These include:
two dairy farms
sheep and beef blocks, in the Manawatu and Wairarapa
dedicated feline and canine units
intensive livestock facilities
a deer farm
New Zealand’s only veterinary science teaching facilities including
24-hour pet hospital
wildbase hospital which treats native New Zealand animals
We also host The International Sheep Research Centre which leads the world with its investigations into sheep husbandry and related areas.
A Master of Science in Animal Science is a good fit if you:
have a degree in animal science, veterinary science, animal husbandry or agriculture
want to develop expertise or upskill in a specific field of animal science.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Master of Science (Animal Science) you will have been awarded or qualified for:
the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300-level courses, or
the Bachelor of Science with Honours, in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses and a B grade in an approved research methods course, or
the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses and a B grade in an approved research methods course, or
the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses and a B grade in an approved research methods course.
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