Master of  Agricultural Science

Program code: 5564

Delivery location

Gatton

Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

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 2 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
    5564
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Learn more about the admissions process

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:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

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.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Agricultural Science pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $28,640
Indicative fee 2019

An "indicative annual fee" is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Agricultural Science at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) are offered for this program on the basis of academic merit. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition fee paying basis.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Agricultural Science can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Agricultural Science is 5564. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Agricultural Science may be eligible to receive Commonwealth Government income support payments. Please contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for domestic students. CSP students pay a student contribution amount, rather than paying tuition fees. Domestic students who apply for entry to the program will automatically be considered for a CSP. CSPs are limited and are not guaranteed for all domestic applicants. More information about Commonwealth supported places.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Agricultural Science is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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