KNUST MPhil Animal Nutrition Degree

KNUST MPhil Animal Nutrition Degree

KNUST MPhil Animal Nutrition Degree –  This programme is offered at KNUST Faculty of Agriculture .

What is MPhil Animal Nutrition ? 

Animal nutrition entails the study of the composition and characteristics of the material consumed by the animal, the manner in which this material is metabolized (converted, utilized, and excreted) in the digestive tract and body cells of monogastric animals (pigs, broilers, layers), ruminants (sheep, cattle, goats), and lower digestive tract fermenters (horses, ostriches). The nutrient requirements of different species animals for various production functions are also addressed. Finally, this information is integrated in an economically feasible and practical system of animal nutrition to ensure that the optimal genetic production potential of animals is achieved. MPhil Animal Nutrition are of Two (2) Calendar Years and (Part-Time) Three (3) Calendar Years duration.

KNUST KNUST MPhil Animal Nutrition Entry Requirement

A good Bachelor’s degree (First Class or Second Class (Upper Division)) in
Agriculture or related disciplines from KNUST or any recognized
University. Candidates with Second Class (Lower Division) are required to
pass an interview.

Career Opportunities For MPhil Animal Nutrition

  • acquire solid grounding in scientific/technical principles necessary for successful careers in teaching, research, extension and management of livestock enterprises
  • obtain requisite knowledge and skills to effectively deal with existing and emerging challenges of the livestock sub-sector
  • deepen students’ appreciation of current market/consumer demands and food standards, and how these impact on production principles for local and world markets
  • develop strong leadership, interpersonal, team-building and entrepreneurial skills needed to identify and utilize opportunities, as well as deal with emerging threats.

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