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Objectives, access profile and graduation profile


The Doctoral Programme in Animal Production Science and Technology aims to train candidates who can lead research work, both basic and applied, in research centres and companies in any of the livestock and aquaculture production and development areas:

  • Food, requirements, assessment of raw materials and by-products and feeding strategies
  • Prolificacy, growth and meat quality genetics, line development and assessment
  • Reproduction, physiology and reproductive technology
  • Systems and production technology
  • Quality and food safety
  • Environmental assessment and management

To this end, the programme has a large group of PhDs who cover almost all of the different areas that make up the sector. Most of these professionals belong to the Department of Animal Science (DCA), which belongs to the Institute of Animal Science and Technology (ICTA), the Centre for Aquaculture and Environment (ACUMA) and the Institute for Integrated Management of Coastal Areas. It also has the active participation of PhDs belonging to the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA-CITA) through an agreement signed with the ICTA.

Access profile

The student who access the doctoral programme must comply with the conditions set out in RD 99/2011 of 28 January. Regarding the requirements of the programme itself, it will be open to Spanish or overseas graduates with training in agronomic engineering, agri-food, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry, marine sciences, environmental and veterinary sciences. Regarding undergraduate degrees, the University Master's Degree in Animal Production, Aquaculture, and Animal Genetic Improvement and Reproduction Biotechnology taught by the Department of Animal Science will be positively valued. However, the Academic Committee assesses other profiles whose admission would be subject to the completion of a number of complementary training activities.

Graduation profile

Regarding graduates’ profile, they must be PhDs or professional specialised in one or more areas defined in the objectives and who have also acquired the skills related to the interpretation and analysis of results and its dissemination through the writing and presentation of different papers (communications to congresses, articles in specialised journals, books or book chapters, patents...).

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