• Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline EU: August 15; Non EU: May 15; Application with scholarship February 1
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The animal sector is highly dynamic. In the Netherlands alone, 415,000people ride horses. Some 70,000 companies are involved with horses, their turnover totalling EUR 1.3 bn. Things are also changing fast withregard to farmed animals. While the number of dairy farmers is falling,farm production is rising rapidly.

    None of this would be possible if the fullest attention weren´t paidto the care, health and welfare of animals. Together with business management, marketing and innovation, these lie at the heart of thisdegree programme. But nowadays a growing number of farms are adding extra activitiesto their core jobs as producers. A dairy farmer might start a campsite,for example.

    As an entrepreneur, service provider or consultant, you´ll be involved with all such changes - though you´ll need expertise in several domains:breeding, trade, horsemanship, animal behaviour, sport, and welfare.By then, however, you´ll have an excellent understanding of animal andbusiness management, of the various business types involved in thelivestock and dairy industries, and of the many suppliers they dependon.

    The sector needs well-trained specialists like you! Upon graduation,you´ll qualify for a wide range of jobs - as an entrepreneur or businessmanager, as a business advisor, or as a supplier. You´ll also qualify fora job in banking or insurance, or as an organiser of sporting events.You could become a manager, project manager or strategic policyassistant. Or how about a job with the British Horse Society? Becausethis internationally focused degree programme has been shown toopen doors worldwide!


    • Applied Animal Science (4 years Bachelor, 2 years Final Phase Bachelor)
    • Equine Business and Economics (4 years Bachelor, 2 years Final Phase Bachelor)
    • Equine, Leisure and Sports (4 years Bachelor, 2 years Final Phase Bachelor)
    • International Livestock Management (4 years Bachelor, 2 years Final Phase Bachelor)

    You will be following objective specific courses, doing practical periods and preparing an exciting graduation assignment. In the third or fourth year you will make a choice out of many available minors. A minor is actually a short course of your own choice. It can be specialistic or broad, in which case it can add to your interests and talents.

    The programme is competency based: each theoretical subject supports workgroup situations in which students tackle practical problemns and explore workable solutions. This means that you will be active from day one, learning to work independently as you collaborate with others. The programme culminates in practical placements and a thesis project conducted in an international setting.


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