Postgraduate Study programme in Livestock Production Systems

Ongoing changes with respect to animal production systems along with increasing scientific and technological innovation has resulted in new demands for professionals in Animal Science.

The Faculty of Animal Science and Aquaculture at the Agricultural University of Athens, acknowledging the need for continuing education has organized and runs a Postgraduate Study programme in Livestock Production Systems.  

This program provides targeted education that meets the need for Animal Scientists with both theoretical and technical skills to service rapidly changing production animal industries in a rapidly changing globalized environment and give its graduates the ability to become leaders in academia, as well as in public and private sector.

The structure of the programme is oriented  towards a more sustainable production taking into account aspects like increased world demand and trade in animal origin food products, an increasing demand for a secure and safe food supply, paying at the same time considerable attention to environmental protection and animal welfare.

Courses are designed to enable students to acquire the latest scientific knowledge in the fields of animal nutrition, reproduction and health as well as in the field of improving the quality of products of animal origin

The mission of the Postgraduate Studies Programme is to promote the acquisition of advanced analytical, problem solving skills and conceptual insights that will enable students  to translate their knowledge to benefit producers and consumers.

Programme Structure and Content:


The Postgraduate Programme (PSP) on “Livestock Production Systems)

a) An MSc degree in “Livestock Production Systems” and in one of the following fields of specialisation

1. Quality products of Animal Origin

2. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology

3. Animal Reproduction and Health.

b) Doctoral Degree in Animal Science


The one-year Master’s programme includes lectures, seminars and research work.

Classes run during the first semester ( October to March) and class attendance is compulsory.

The second semester  is devoted to completing a thesis on a research project leading to graduation.

Teaching staff:

The teaching staff comes primarily from the Faculty of Animal Science and also from a number of Departments of the Agricultural University of Athens. Academics from other institutions in Greece and abroad may also be invited to teach in the Programme, as well as professionals to present their expertise.  

Admission requirements:

Undergraduate diploma (degree)  in Animal Science or a  related field of study (Agriculture, Biology, Veterinary Science, Chemistry, etc ) as well as graduates of related Departments the Departments of the Technological Educational Institutes. Eligible to apply are graduates of Greek Higher Education Institutions or foreign Higher Education Institutions which have been recognised by the Greek state as equivalent. In the case of foreign degrees, official recognition by Hellenic Naric is a prerequisite for participation in the Programme (

Further information on this process will be provided once the candidate selection process is complete.

Certificate of English Knowledge:

A certificate diploma is required. Students who can provide proof that their previous studies were conducted entirely in the medium of English are not required to provide further certificate.

Tuition fees :

The tuition fees are payable half the amount at the start of the first and the other half at the start of the second semester.

Documents required:

1. The completed application form (which may be downloaded from our web site:

2. A certified copy of the applicant’s first degree (a minimum GPA of 6.5/10 is a

prerequisite for acceptance on the Programme). Applicants who will not have

graduated by the application deadline but are expected to graduate before the start of the Program should submit a signed statement declaring (a) their current grade point average, (b) the number of courses they need to pass in order to graduate, and (c) that the final degree

will be submitted, at the latest, by registration in October.

3. A certified copy of the applicant’s official university grades transcript.

4. Official translations into Greek of documents 2 (degree) and 3(transcript), required

when the original documents are in a language other than Greek.  

5. Proof of knowledge of the English language in the form of certified copies

6. Two letters of recommendation at least one of which should be from a faculty member of your own university. Recommendation letters should be written in English or Greek, have an original signature and stamp of the relevant institution and should be attached to the application in a sealed envelope with the referee’s signature over the


7. Simple photocopies of other supporting documents e.g. knowledge of other foreign languages, seminar attendance certificates, publications, working experience, etc.


For further information please contact:


Faculty of Animal Science and Aquaculture

75, Iera odos , 11855, Athens, Greece

Tel.: (30)  210 529 4426, Fax: (30) 210 529 4414