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Animal Welfare, 60 credits

One year programme in Steinkjer

Animal welfare is a topic of increased attention in today`s society. This one-year programme in Animal Welfare combines courses that provide a basic introduction to livestock keeping and courses focusing on animal welfare in a wider context. This one-year programme may constitute the 1st study year of the bachelor`s programme in Animal Sciences - Welfare and Production at Nord University.

Programme description

Animal welfare is a topic of increased attention in today`s society. This one-year programme in Animal Welfare combines courses that provide a basic introduction to livestock keeping and courses focusing on animal welfare in a wider context. This one-year programme may constitute the 1st study year of the bachelor`s programme in Animal Sciences - Welfare and Production at Nord University.

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Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification. Norwegian language proficiency. This programme is only taught in Norwegian. If you do not meet the Norwegian language proficiency requirements, you do not qualify for admission. View general admission and documentation requirements.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, the candidate:

Knowledge:

  • has knowledge of livestock animals' environment, anatomy and physiology, health, welfare and production
  • has knowledge of public laws and regulations that are of importance for livestock keeping
  • has knowledge of important research and development work in livestock environment and production

Skills:

  • can apply professional knowledge and results from research and development work onto professional livestock-related issues
  • can reflect upon how livestock keeping should be conducted in order to achieve good animal welfare
  • can locate, assess and apply professional academic knowledge to inform agricultural issues
  • can apply different tools and techniques to survey the stabling conditions for livestock

General competences:

  • has knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical issues related to livestock welfare and production
  • can plan and conduct assignments, alone or as member of a group, in keeping with ethical norms and standards
  • can present relevant information in professional contexts
  • can exchange views and experiences in a professional community and through that contribute to the developing of profitable livestock keeping based on good animal welfare

Job opportunities

If you continue on the in Animal Sciences - Welfare and Production, bachelor`s programme you will qualify for various posts on consultant and middle management levels where theoretical competence and practical insight into livestock keeping is required.

Further education

If you continue on the in ‘Livestock – Welfare and Production’ bachelor’s programme you will qualify for various posts on consultant and middle management levels where theoretical competence and practical insight into livestock keeping is required.

Study abroad

The study programme does not have an option to study abroad.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission
ECTS Credits 60
Study level One year programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Steinkjer

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission

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