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Second Part of the Master

 

During the second part of the Master, participants complete 60 ECTS focused on the introduction to research and on the elaboration of a Thesis based on the results of an original research work, once the candidate has prepared an experimental protocol submitted under the supervision of the thesis tutor. The experimental work for the elaboration of the thesis is carried out in the organizing institutions of the Master or in other collaborating institutions, for a period of 10 months, under the direction of a tutor who should be a doctor of renowned experience.

To be eligible for a renewal of an IAMZ-CIHEAM scholarship to participate in the second part of the Master, the student must have obtained an average score equal to or greater than 70 out of 100 in the first part of the Master.

 

Most common topics for Master of Science theses

  • Estimation of genetic parameters
  • Breeding values of production and quality traits of specific breeds
  • Genetic characterization of breeds and populations
  • Analysis of molecular markers of interesting traits
  • Semen quality and conservation
  • In vitro embryo culture

 

Some examples of Master thesis

Title: Identification of copy number variants polymorphism associated with productive traits in Holstein. Analyzing their predictive ability (2013)
Author: Neila Ben Sassi, Agronomist, Tunisian
Place of realization: Departamento de Mejora Genética, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria  y Alimentaria, Madrid, Spain
Thesis directors: Ana I. Fernández Ávila, Oscar González Recio

Title: Divergent selection for residual variance of litter size in rabbits (2013)
Author: Marina Martínez Álvaro, Agronomist, Spanish
Place of realization: Departamento de Ciencia Animal, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Thesis director: Agustín Blasco

Title: Nucleotide variability and population structure of Cuban “criollo” pigs (2009)
Author: Yuliaxis Ramayo Caldas, Veterinarian, Cuban
Place of realization: Departamento de Ciencia Animal y de los Alimentos, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
Thesis directors: Miguel Pérez Enciso and Sebastián E. Ramos

Title: Productive characteristics of four maternal lines of rabbit (2009)
Author: Mohamed Mohamed Ragab Ghanem, Agronomist, Egyptian
Place of realization: Departamento de Ciencia Animal, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Thesis director: Manuel Baselga

Title: Effect of cholesterol-loaded cyclodextrins on buck sperm quality after cryopreservation with different extenders (2009)
Author: Coskun Konyali, Agronomist, Turkish
Place of realization: Centro de Tecnología Animal, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Valencia, Spain
Thesis director: Eva Moce