MScAgric (Animal Science) (Animal Nutrition)University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
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MScAgric (Animal Science) (Animal Nutrition)
The curriculum for the MScAgric degree consists of a dissertation of 180 credits.
An MScAgric degree in Animal Nutrition offers students the opportunity to conduct research in monogastric or ruminant nutrition in extensive and intensive livestock production systems. Research aspects in animal nutrition may include ruminal and gut manipulation with feed additives, alternative feeds, minerals and the use of plant extracts to modulate rumen fermentation, immune modulation, gut health and the rumen microbiome. This program offer opportunities for inter disciplinary research.
- BScAgric (Animal Science) degree and a weighted average of at least 60% at final year level
- Relevant honours degree and a cumulative weighted average of at least 60% at honours level
- An admission examination may be required
Note: Additional modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency
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Dissertation: Animal science 890
Dissertation: Animal science 890
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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
The pandemic has allowed us to re-imagine what a university should look like and how it should conduct its core business of research, teaching and learning, and community engagement. We have moved away from emergency online teaching, and we are...
Why study at University of Pretoria - Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Our excellence in teaching and research is recognised by our large number of partners outside of academia. We work together with several companies, non-profit organisations, industry bodies, and government departments, which means that the qualification you receive from NAS gives you a unique edge for employment. The excellent research and teaching you are exposed to during your training, combined with valuable real-world experience, will make you a sought-after candidate for employment.
We are known for our expertise in forestry and agriculture, the life sciences and mathematical and statistical sciences—all supported by genuine scholarship and excellence in the basic sciences. We offer some unique degrees (in Meteorology and Nutrition, for example), and even though there may be similar offerings elsewhere, we have attractive double major options (and even a unique triple major in Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology). Food- and water security in Africa, which are two of our many focus areas, can be approached from many angles: climate change, biotechnology, crop development, breeding, data science, agricultural economics, insurance risk, consumer behaviour, indigenous crops, pests and diseases, carbon cycling and environmental change, to name but a few.
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