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Learning Opportunity: Animal Science and Technology - Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu

Animal Science and Technology - Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu

Course Information

The degree in Animal Science and Technology seeks to equip students with solid groundings in the field of animal science applied to the raising, keeping and exploiting of animals and their populations.

This modular degree programme aims at providing a sound training, which encompasses the various levels of biological organization (molecular, cellular, organisms, populations and their ecosystems).

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From all general objectives of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, we should stress the cooperation with the surround community, on a reciprocal basis, aimed at promoting awareness of regional problems and the implementation of proper solutions. Furthermore, there are other objectives to be considered: technical, humanistic and personal training of its students, in order to make them capable of contributing to the development of the Portuguese society; development of research activities, having in mind the needs of the surrounding context; and cultural exchange and cooperation with other state/private institutions, at the national and international levels.

In the last two decades, the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu has grown continuously and it now includes 6 units: 5 higher schools - The School of Education, The School of Technology, The Agrarian School, The School of Technology and Management (in the city of Lamego), The Health School; and The Welfare Services.

The Agrarian School (ESAV) develops its training activity in the fields of Agricultural and Zootechnical Production, Ecology and Landscaping, Forestry, Biosystems, Food Industries, Veterinary Nursing. It also develops a broad and diverse set of research activities and community-related activities.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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6
Start Date: 
September
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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Biology and Geology

Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests.

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There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.

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900 €/academic year

Credits: 

180 ECTS

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Provider Name: 
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
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Public

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Animal Science and Technology

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Escola Superior Agrária de Viseu

Quinta da Alagoa

Estrada de Nelas, Ranhados

3500-606 Viseu – Portugal

Tel.: +351 232 446 600 – Fax: +351 232 426 536

E-Mail: esav@esav.ipv.pt

URL: http://www.esav.ipv.pt

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Three student halls of residence are currently available. They include 52 single rooms, 132 double rooms and 4 rooms for students with disabilities, having a total capacity for 320 residents.

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