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International Applied Animal Science

Research into new housing systems, alternative feed for animals, robot implementation, new products or collaboration with care and landscape management. Interesting information if you want to be more successful in livestock farming. But how do you implement the results of applied research? And how do you improve your perspective?

That is what the International Applied Animal Science minor is all about. You will learn about various science-based performance indicators for livestock farming. In other words: what makes livestock farming more successful? Answering this question is valuable information when writing an advisory report for improving production results for a specific farmer. You will also develop new agricultural practices for a specific organization or company.

Added value:
The minor about applied animal science offers students the knowledge and skills to become a more successful farm manager, an applied researcher in animal husbandry or an advisor on the subject.


You will learn:

  • To write professional papers applying animal performance theory.
  • To operate an animal husbandry farm advisory assignment from intake to final reporting and advice discussion.
  • To develop and execute a quantitative applied research followed by advise development and presentation on related innovations.
  • To execute, manage and report a development project assignment for a secondary company in animal husbandry.
  • To develop your professional competencies for job requirements in animal husbandry sector at Bachelor level (primary, secondary or tertiary).


You have to study in a Bachelor Animal Husbandry or comparable study program.

You always need to have at least 90 credits from your Bachelor program at the moment of registration and at least 120 credits to be able to start with the minor.

Provide documents for entry requirements:
Grade list from your current Bachelor program that is showing you are fulfilling the entry requirements.


Through the course website literature will be announced that will also be available web-based or in the library.


30 EC corresponding with 30*28 hours work load = 840 hours.


For ‘Animal Performance Science’ you have to submit three individual papers and two group papers.

For ‘Farm Advice’ you will act as a team and have to submit a farm report, an advice report and a planning, activity and reflection report, you have to execute an advice meeting and an individual reflective interview.

For ‘Research and Innovation’ you have to work in a small team and submit a research proposal, a research report, an article on your research and you will do an interactive presentation on your research and recommendations.

For ‘Sector Development’ you will act as a project team and submit a project plan, your background report, your specific project deliverables, a reflection report and an individual reflective oral interview.

For Study mentoring you have to submit several individual products in your port-folio related to your personal development.

Aanvullende informatie

Capacity/waiting list: max 5 students.