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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Animal Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop core scientific skills in animal science with the flexibility to select business electives to hone your management and leadership skills to further your career.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5570, 079382F
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$42,528 per year / $63,792 total

About this course

The Master of Animal Science is designed for recent agricultural, animal, biological, plant, equine, animal, wildlife, zoology or veterinary science graduates, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their skills or redirect their career into animal science.

For your 1.5 years of full-time studies, you'll select from more than 30 courses, including those within one of 3 specialised fields - Equine Science, Production Animal Science or Wildlife Biology - allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

The program also gives you the opportunity to complete a significant research project, which may provide a pathway to higher degree by research programs.

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 expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.

Study locations



What you will learn

  • Study at the university ranked number one in Australia in agriculture, for both research and teaching outcomes.
  • Learn from world-class academic staff, ensuring you receive the highest quality education.
  • Benefit from hands-on learning in extensive research and teaching facilities on Gatton campus and the nearby Darbalara farm.
  • Utilise specialist equine and wildlife facilities, as well as a dairy, piggery, sheep and goat herds and visit commercial enterprises.

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:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal research scientist
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Customs officer
  • Equine nutritionist
  • Equine physical therapist
  • Livestock adviser or consultant
  • National parks and wildlife officer
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Wildlife scientist