Laboratory Animal Science M.Sc.

 

Private Course of Study

Basic Information

Degree:
Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
90Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

Language:
English

Admission Requirements

  • 1st university degree, required qualifications according to P.O. Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A prerequisite for starting this course of studies is a first university degree with which the necessary background education can be proven as determined in the examination regulations. The examination board determines whether the applicant fulfills the entrance requirements.

  • Proficiency in English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    What does that mean?Exam regulations.

Admission to First Semester

open
No NC

Admission to Higher Semesters

open
No NC

Language Requirements

  • See Course of Study Description

Dates and Deadlines

  • --- Next start: September 2019 ---
 

Program Description

RWTH Aachen University is committed to the 3Rs: Reduction, Refinement and Replacement of animal experiments (Russell & Burch, 1959). In order for these principles to be effectively upheld scientists must not only be sensitive and receptive to improvements but also receive outstanding training. The implementation of EU directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes has immediate consequences for scientific personnel, their training needs and the associated job market. To meet both the latest EU-wide regulatory requirements and the demand for highly qualified scientists, RWTH Aachen University provides the executive Master program, M.Sc. Laboratory Animal Science.

Benefits include:

  • Detailed and specialist knowledge of laboratory animal science based on the latest scientific discoveries
  • The opportunity to study a broad range of species, from rodents to non-human primates
  • Ability to independently plan, conduct, evaluate and improve animal experiments with the 3Rs and directive EU 2010/63 at the core
  • Access to a network of internationally renowned specialists
 

Degree Content

This 4 semester, English language, part-time study program is divided into 10 subject modules. A blended learning concept, incorporating e-learning with short attendance blocks, enables participants to receive the highest level of academic training whilst limiting time away from home and work. The program utilizes RWTH Aachen University's modern laboratory facilities and is enhanced by internationally renowned guest lecturers.

 

Prerequisites

A prerequisite for starting this course of studies is a first university degree with which the necessary background education can be proven as determined in the examination regulations. The examination board determines whether the applicant fulfills the entrance requirements.

 

Career Prospects

Graduates of the M.Sc. In Laboratory Animal Science program are qualified for various positions in industry and research as well as with authorities that plan, conduct, evaluate or authorize animal experiments. The study course lays the foundations for a career managing laboratory animal facilities, as an animal welfare officer or with the governing authorities.

 

Examination Regulations

Exam regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.

 

Faculty

The Master course of studies is offered by the Faculty of Medicine.

 

For Your Information

RWTH Aachen offers some of its courses of study in collaboration with other (private) institutions. They are not part of the courses of study under public law, and thus are not governed by legal guidelines, e.g. university placement allocation.  Some have tuition fees and require a period of professional experience.

Information about prerequisites, application processes, the university placement allocation process, and academic content is available from the host institution, to which you are applying.