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Programme code


Language of instruction

Allocation of places

through selective admissions process each winter semester







Graduation requirement

successful completion of master’s thesis

Master of Science (MSc)

Academic degree

Why study Interdisciplinary Human-Animal Interactions?

  • Innovative research projects and the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, internationally recognized experts in the field of Human-Animal Interaction one-to-one.
  • Interdisciplinary education with simultaneous subject specialization.
  • The infrastructure of Vetmeduni offers an optimal environment for teaching, research and direct interaction with animals (e.g. University clinics, Wolf Science Center, VetFarm).
  • Students are given the opportunity to participate closely in the discussion of current research questions and studies in weekly meetings and thus actively experience the research community.
  • Students become part of an internationally connected alumni network after graduation.


Starting in the 2021 academic year, students will be able to enrol in a research-oriented master’s programme in Human-Animal Interactions for an introduction to and in-depth examination of current research questions in the relevant natural science and humanities disciplines. These include ethical questions as well as topics in behavioural and cognitive biology, comparative medicine and neuroscience as well as research questions from the fields of animal welfare, animal husbandry, psychology and philosophy of science. The programme is being offered by the Messerli Research Institute in cooperation with the Institute for Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry, the Domestication Lab as well as the clinics and other institutes of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna.