Why study the Master of Agricultural Science

The Master of Agricultural Science covers the integrative disciplines within the animal, plant, soil, food and social sciences continuum in 1.5 years. Select from one of three specialised fields of study to gain comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. Fields available are: Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Protection.

Learn to apply your leadership, research and problem solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources. It is an ideal program for graduates and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community based or research roles in the broad field of agriculture and environment.

Summary

  • Program code
    5563
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in agricultural science, animal science, biological science, plant science (botany, horticulture or agronomy), veterinary science, wildlife biology, zoology or an approved discipline.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Agricultural Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Agricultural Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Agricultural Science at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Agricultural Science have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Agricultural Science.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Agronomy

As an Agronomy graduate you will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, extensive field and fibre crops such as; wheat, barley, rice, sugar cane and cotton under irrigated or non-irrigated environments. Soil fertility and crop nutrition is essential for food production for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

Horticulture

As a Horticulture graduate you will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, high quality, nutritious food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment and quality of life in urban areas. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

Plant Protection

As a Plant Protection graduate you will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, high quality, nutritious food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment and quality of life in urban areas. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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