Animal Science - Joint Bachelor

Joint Bachelor's degree in Bodø and Kosice, Slovakia

Start your veterinary studies at Nord University in Bodø and continue your studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (UVMP) in Kosice, Slovakia. We offer an exciting joint degree in Animal Science corresponding to the first three years of veterinary studies. The first 1,5 years are in Bodø. The next three semesters you'll continue the program at our partner institution UVMP. Here you'll be introduced to veterinary medicine. Students who complete their bachelor degree in Animal Science, are guaranteed transfer to further studies (3 more years) at the EU-accredited veterinary studies at UVMP.

Programme description

Start your veterinary studies at Nord University in Bodø and continue your studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (UVMP) in Kosice, Slovakia. We offer an exciting joint degree in Animal Science corresponding to the first three years of veterinary studies. The first 1,5 years are in Bodø. The next three semesters you'll continue the program at our partner institution UVMP. Here you'll be introduced to veterinary medicine. Students who complete their bachelor degree in Animal Science, are guaranteed transfer to further studies (3 more years) at the EU-accredited veterinary studies at UVMP.

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Learning outcomes

 Knowledge

The candidate:

  • Has a broad knowledge of the structure and physiology of domestic animals.
  • Knows basic principles of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases of domestic animals.
  • Is familiar with research and development work in the field of animal science.
  • Has knowledge of the historical development, traditions and societal relevance of the animal husbandry and veterinary medicine.
  • Knows how to update their own knowledge in the care, health and welfare of domestic animals.

Skills

The candidate:

  • Can apply appropriate routine diagnostic methods and tools used in veterinary medicine.
  • Can apply appropriate methods and techniques used in domestic animal husbandry.
  • Can reflect on their own performance and outcomes of events and make changes to their practice under supervision.
  • Can effectively collect and critically analyse different sources of information and appreciate different forms of bias, and use it to solve professional problems.
  • Knows the appropriate tools and techniques to communicate effectively with others with a similar background.


General competence

The candidate:

  • Knows and understands their legal and ethical responsibilities, in relation to the welfare of domestic animals and the public health.
  • Can address and solve professional problems within the field of animal science, both individually and as a member of a team.
  • Can communicate theories and opinions, both orally and in writing, in a manner that promotes the development of good practice.
  • Is familiar with the application of the scientific method in the veterinary medicine.

Job opportunities

Upon completion of the Bachelor degree you will have gained fundamental knowledge in biology with specialisation in veterinary science. If you complete the 6-year veterinary study programme you can work as a private veterinarian, for food safety authorities and within the fields of consultancy, reasearch or teaching.

Further education

The study programme qualifies for the following studies:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at UVMP in Kosice, Slovakia
  • MSc in Biology and Aquaculture at Nord University (additional mathematics and statistics may be necessary).

Study abroad

Since this is a joint degree with UVMP, studying abroad is a compulsory part of the programme. Upon successful completion of the first three semesters at our faculty, you will continue your studies abroad at UVMP in Kosice, Slovakia.

Practical information

Veterinary approval

To be able to work as a veterinary in Norway with a foreign education, you need to have an authorization from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. More information here. 

Housing

Students organize finding and renting a studio or appartment in Kosice themselves. The price of a private two bedroom appartment is app. 500 € per month, but this varies considering location and standard. The university also has student dorms, the cost is 120-150 € per month.

Travel

There are several ways of travelling to Kosice. The city has an international airport 6 km from the city centre. You can fly to Kosice via for instance Prague, Budapest or Vienna. There's also the option of sharing a shuttle or taxi from Budapest. 

Tuition fees

For the three first semesters of the bachelor degree at Nord University, there's only a semester fee of NOK 725,-.

For the three last semesters of the bachelor degree (4th-6th semester) at University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia, students have to pay tuition fees. Students of the Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science pay a lower fee than other students at UVMP: ca 2,750 € per semester. 

For the remaining semesters of the degree programme Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (7th-12th semester) the tuition fee is app. 3,500 € per semester.

University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (UVMP)

UVMP is one of 12 top ranked veterinary universities in Europe, approved and accredited by EAEVE (The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education).  

Flyer UVMP-EAEVE.pdf

Here you find more information about courses at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy: Animal Science study model (pdf). 

Kosice is located east in Slovakia, and is an important industrial centre. With its 240 000 inhabitants, Kosice is Slovakias second largest city. Kosice has a well preserved historical city centre, and the main street is surrounded by buildings from different time periods.


University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy

The university has about 1000 veterinary students. 150  students attend the English veterinary study programme. These students mainly come from Norway, Sweden, Germany, Israel, the USA, Canada and Greece. The students of the Joint Bachelor's degree in Animal Sience will be in their own class during their studies at UVMP.

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Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø and Kosice, Slovakia

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission

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