Animal Breeding and Genetics

Animal Breeding and Genetics - Master of Science

Master Programmes 2 Years

Håkon Sparre, UMB

The programme supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education.

1. june
International applicants:
1. december

Autumn 2019
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Contact info

Study coordinator:
Admission Office:
Phone:  67 23 01 11

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

Partner universities: Wageningen University (WU) the Netherlands, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden, Paris Agro Tech, France, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Norway.

What can you use this qualification for?

Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The programme 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.

Detailed requirements

The M-ABG programme is open for motivated students with a bachelor degree or equivalent in Animal Sciences, Biology or related fields, who like to specialize in the field of Animal Breeding and Genetics. The application must include a motivation letter.

For admission to EM-ABG's double degree program and scholorship possibilities please see

- My involvement in EM-ABG provided me opportunities and network to work with credited professionals in the field which has been very inspiring for me. Binyam S. Dagnachew - Researcher NOFIMA