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Laboratory Animal Science

Utrecht University

14 days
2150 EUR/full
2150 EUR/full
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In animal experiments the well-being of laboratory animals is most important. In the Laboratory Animal Science course at the Utrecht University, which is approved by the Dutch government, you learn how to use the 3Rs (replace, reduce and refine) when setting up and carrying out animal experiments.


During the course, the attitude formation of the participant towards the laboratory animals and within animal experiments is of paramount importance. All legal requirements will be discussed.

The programme

Animal experiments should be set up and carried out by experts. In all cases, harm to the well-being of the experimental animal must be reduced to the absolute minimum. After all, all animals ultimately have the same intrinsic value. 

This requires knowledge, expertise and a correct attitude towards experimental animals. Since 1986, Utrecht University has been offering the Laboratory Animal Science course. It's now offered 14 times a year. It is the longest running and the most given course on laboratory animal science in Europe. The course is established, provided and continuously updated with the developments in science, ethics and legislation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetic Standardization
  • General Anatomy for LAS
  • Diseases of Laboratory Animals
  • Anesthesia
  • Preventing avoidable discomfort in laboratory animals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An MSc degree in a biological or zootechnical discipline or taking part in a MSc program.
  • Knowledge of the basic subjects of biology up to 18,75 ECTS (=500 study hours) including at least 7.5 ECTS on Anatomy/Zoology and 7.5 ECTS on Physiology. From September 2018 all participants will be tested on their knowledge concerning Anatomy/Zoology and Physiology. This will be included in the regular exam of the basic LAS-course.

Technological requirements

Since our courses are offered online, you do need access to a computer with internet connection (preferably with a broadband speed of 2-5 mb per second) to access the Virtual Learning Environment, to follow lectures, open documents, to complete assignments and communicate with fellow participants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2150 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 EUR for the full programme during 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2150 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 EUR for the full programme during 14 days.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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