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Field of Study

Agronomy

Master of Agricultural Science

As an Agronomy graduate you'll 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 producing food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment. You'll develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

Highlights

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agronomist
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Horticulturalist

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (postgraduate)

$72K–$84K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Agronomy
  • Principles of Plant Physiology
  • Principles of Integrated Plant Protection
  • Graduate Research Project III

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