Student Interview - MSc in Animal Science – University of Copenhagen

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Camilla Louise Bak’s career ambitions have changed a lot during her studies. At first, she wanted to manage her own farm, but the more she has studied Animal Science, the more she has discovered other career opportunities, so she has not yet decided in which direction she wants to go upon graduation.

Camilla chose to study Animal Science because she believes that the world needs talented candidates within the agricultural field:

“It is highly important to educate people who can be in the forefront of agricultural development. Animal Science is complex in the sense that it contains very practical aspects like working in the mud wearing rubber boots while at the same time focusing on more academic aspects such as developing your management skills”.

In touch with real life
The Animal Science programme focuses on healthy animals and their performance abilities in a life long perspective. The programme provides students with an applicable combination of theory and practice. For instance,Camilla and her fellow students are studying animal nutrition theory while, at the same, measuring nutritional values in animal blood and faeces.

“What I particularly like about my study programme is the opportunity to apply my theoretical knowledge about a subject of my interest in real life”, Camilla says.

As Camilla is working part time in Copenhagen Zoo she has a perfect opportunity to study animal nutrition in real life cases.

“I love studying animal nutrition. You can compare a production animal with a Tour de France rider who must perform all day long week after week. What they eat and their digestion abilities are crucial for their performance”, Camilla says.

International study environment
According to Camilla, the study environment at SCIENCE is unique. Many students are engaged in student politics, committees and student unions and all students can choose to which degree they want to engage in social activities. Common for all students at SCIENCE is their sincere dedication to their field of studies, but the cross-disciplinary interaction between the students is, nevertheless, very high.