Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a degree programme in the livestock sector for students interested in a successful career in one of the following professional profiles:
- Consultancy and advice
- Sales and account management
- Entrepreneurship and business management
- Research livestock production
- National or EU policy advice
This study programme is directed towards students who are interested in a study in the livestock sector. Livestock such as cows, pigs and poultry are the main focus of this study. You will receive extensive practical training. Many assignments are derived from actual situations and you will join various excursions. Students are trained for positions such as advisor, sales manager, researcher, policy assistant and entrepreneur. The various skills required to successfully fulfil these positions are practised extensively. The programme also includes technical subjects such as dairy nutrition, animal health, milking techniques and pig & poultry production. The livestock sector has a great need for highly educated company successors and advisers who have an affinity with the agricultural sector.
Aeres University of Applied Sciences is one of the foremost agricultural universities in the Netherlands in the field of entrepreneurship. As far as we are concerned, it is not just about knowledge, it is also a question of developing yourself as an enterprising person. Graduates find employment in professions as advisor / consultant, researcher of applied sciences, entrepreneur, sales and account manager and policy assistant.
After successfully completing this one-year programme, graduates will receive the Ingenieur degree (bachelor’s honours degree) in Animal Husbandry.
This major is the first year of a two year master degree programme. The second year is completed in Vila Real in Portugal. After successfully completing the second year you will receive an MSc in Animal Science.
Successful graduates will be competent to work in the following areas of expertise:
- Consultancy and advice in livestock production
- Market development and marketing strategies for livestock products
- Employment in policy institutes at national and international level (EU)
- Applied research livestock production