Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Science (M.Sc.)

Master program at RWTH Aachen University

This extra-occupational master program “Laboratory Animal Science” at RWTH Aachen University is of great interest to anyone involved in laboratory animal studies and who is looking for a high level academic and practical education alongside his or her profession. The M.Sc. Laboratory Animal Science is FELASA accredited and graduates will receive beside the M.Sc. of the RWTH Aachen the FELASA certificate LAS specialist (including EU functions A, B & D).

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The scientific board of the program, Prof. René Tolba and PD Dr. Julia Steitz from the Institute for Laboratory Animal Science at University Hospital Aachen will give a brief introduction to the structure of the program and will be available to answer questions afterwards.

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The online seminar will be held in English. The link to the info event will be provided by email after registration.

Tuesday December 7, 2021 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm CET

Monday February 7, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm CET

Thursday April 28, 2022 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm CEST

Thursday June 30, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

Apply until April 30, 2022 and get 3,200€ early bird discount!


Program Structure

This part-time course has been designed to maintain the highest educational standards whilst minimizing absence from the regular work place. A blended learning concept, which incorporates e-learning with short attendance blocks, enables participants to receive the highest level of academic and practical training whilst limiting time away from home.

In the first three semesters twice weekly online seminars are held outside regular office hours.These online seminars are supported by an e-media skills lab and further complemented by literature reviews and homework.

At the end of each of these semesters there is a compulsory 10 day attendance block in Aachen, Germany. Each attendance block incorporates two weekends and the working week and provides practical and clinical skill training under expert supervision, group discussions, case studies and excursions to leading laboratory animal science facilities. The elective course Applied Anesthesia and Microsurgery requires an additional two days of attendance which are usually scheduled in conjunction with one of the semester attendance blocks in order to minimize travel.

Progress is monitored throughout the course. Grades from examinations, homework, presentations and talks, as well as the master thesis, all contribute to the overall course score. Various examination formats are used throughout the course, e.g. multiple-choice or full written form, and may be held online or during the presence modules. Students will be given ample notice of impending tests. Formal details are available in the course examination rules.

The fourth semester is dedicated to the completion of a science based Master Thesis (30 ECTS). The thesis can be literature based or based upon experimental data generated. Each student has access to an academic supervisor for the completion of the thesis and the suitability of the chosen topic should be addressed with the supervisor prior to commencement.

Examination Regulations – English
Examination Regulations – German

For further information, please contact us:

Mrs. Hrista Peeva
Study Course Coordinator

Phone: +49 241 80-23944

Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen