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Master of  Animal Science

Program code: 5571

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 Animal Science

The Master of Animal 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: Equine Science, Production Animal Science and Wildlife Biology.

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.

The Master of Animal Science replaced the Master of Animal Studies in 2014. Students enrolled in the Master of Animal Studies can refer to the program requirements, rules and course list for the Master of Animal Studies.

Summary

  • Program code
    5571
  • 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 Animal 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 Animal 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 Animal 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 Animal Science at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Animal 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 Animal Science.

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

Equine Science

As an Equine Science graduate you will have an advanced understanding of the application of scientific principles to the study of equine science. You will have the ability to apply this knowledge in a practical context. The completion of a research project will provide you with skills in the use of effective and modern methods for describing and analysing scientific data, as well as enhance your ability to interpret and communicate scientific results and information. You will gain sufficient understanding of equine science and will be required to undertake independent research as part of the program. This will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to undertake further study in a research Masters or PhD, if you wish. Graduates will have the skills required for employment in a diverse range of areas of the global equine industry.

Production Animal Science

As a Production Animal Science graduate you will play an essential role in the management and production of domestic farm animals (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and goats) in a society with increasing needs for animal products, especially meat. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills which will enable you to integrate and apply knowledge to manage animal production facilities and businesses.

Wildlife Biology

As a Wildlife Biology graduate you will play an essential role in the management, conservation and utilisation of wildlife given the increasing demands of an increasing human population with the associated increased competition for land. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge that will allow you to manage wildlife and its associated issues, such as human-wildlife conflict.

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 Animal 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 $27,200
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Animal 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.

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

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

The program code for the Master of Animal Science is 5571. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

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

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 Animal 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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