Degree programme

Animal and Human Interaction

Course details

1.5 years
Master in Agricultural Sciences
90 ECTS credits
4,920 EUR per year
Taught in English

The Animal and Human Interaction programme offers an opportunity to apply modern knowledge, methods and technologies in animal and human interaction practice, deal with challenges arising from constant changes in human-animal relationship, empowers graduate to carry out independent analysis of problems associated with therapeutic animals and evaluate the results of the analysis. The goal of this programme is to educate students to take on responsibility for shaping human-animal relationship in science and society, both scientifically and ethically.


Work in the centres of hippotherapy and canine therapy

Work in Animal shelters

Work at the State Border Guard Service

Work in the field of Animal welfare

Participate in Animal-assisted activities

Own business, horse breeding companies, dog breeding companies

Consult companies, public services in regional municipalities, insurance companies

Continue PhD studies as researcher

Programme structure

What you will learn each year:

Year 1

Methodology of Scientific Research, Management of Animal Genetic Recourses and Genomic Selection, Specialised Diet of the Farmed Animals, Small Business Management and Organizational Psychology, Use of Assisting Animals in Society, Electives, Research Work

Year 2

Final Thesis


Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is the only university in the country that offers high quality education for animal and human interaction specialists

Practice in well-developed agricultural companies using advanced technologies (Kika Group, Mars Incorporated), the Lithuanian Sea Museum and Dolphinarium, the Zoo

Established partnerships with relevant organisations also offer research projects to students, within the Making the Most of Masters framework

Learn about the importance of both human and animal behaviour in shaping human animal interaction, and the associated ethical issues, as well as learning to critically evaluate methods for measuring attitudes, interactions and their outcomes

Possibility to study abroad participating in Erasmus+ exchange programme

Advanced lectures from business and academic partners as guest teachers in the program

Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling


Aušra Surantienė


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