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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Agricultural Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain highly valued leadership, research and problem solving skills and set yourself up for career success in the broad field of agriculture and environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5563, 079380G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$42,528 per year / $63,792 total

About this course

The Master of Agricultural Science is designed for recent agricultural, animal, biological, plant, or veterinary science graduates, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their skills.

For your 1.5 years of full-time studies, you'll select from nearly 40 courses, including those within one of three specialised fields - Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Protection - allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

Graduates demonstrate the ability to apply 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. This greatly expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.

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What you will learn

  • Study at the university ranked number one in Australia in agriculture, for both research and teaching outcomes.
  • Learn from research academics who are world leaders in their disciplines, with access to extensive specialist research facilities across two campuses.
  • Be exposed to the latest advances in agricultural science, including precision agriculture techniques, genetic technologies and sustainable resource management.
  • Apply and sharpen your skills through field visits and laboratory practicals as part of your courses.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agronomist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal research scientist
  • Dairy technologist
  • Agricultural economist
  • Extension and inspection officer
  • Land information systems officer
  • Plant protection adviser