Dairy Science

Dairy Science – an international Master’s Program on dairy production, economics and food at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

The master’s program “Dairy Science” focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of on-farm milk production, dairy economics, and processing of dairy food and products. The study program imparts the most current scientific knowledge in dairy production, including economics, breeding, feed, nutrition and biochemistry, animal welfare and health, milking technology, eco-efficiency, processing and quality of dairy products, and it conveys methodological skills to work scientifically and systematically. Students strengthen their competences in the field of dairy science and acquire skills in analytical understanding of the entire dairy production process chain.


The international Master’s program Dairy Science

The study program on dairy science is intended for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or in a related field and with interest in a consecutive, multidisciplinary qualification with focus on dairy science. The program includes relevant topics from several disciplines of the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences like plant production, animal science, human nutrition and economics. The program replaces our attractive former certificate on dairy science, now with new structure and contents, and graduated with an international master’s degree. Classes are held in English and are open for students from all over the world with interest in dairy science.

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Career perspectives

The international Master’s program conveys a reasonable mix of applied knowledge and fundamentals and prepares students for a broad spectrum of job positions. Graduates will be qualified to take leading positions in national and international operating companies in the field of dairy production and marketing, to participate, e.g., in product development, enhancement of technologies and methods, or to begin a doctoral course and a scientific career at university.



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