The Master of Science in Agriculture is a program of course work, research methodology and research designed to provide an introduction to research. This is a coursework and research-based program designed to equip agricultural scientists with specialist professional knowledge in conceptual, scientific and technical competencies related to food and fibre production and land management. Specialisation in a discipline is available through the completion of the research project.
Areas of specialisations are: animal science; meat science and technology; wool science; genetics and animal breeding; agricultural and resource economics; agronomy and soil science.
Career opportunities include advisory and management roles in agricultural extension and property management; departments of primary industry; soil conservation; rural banking; private consultants; feed and fertiliser manufacturers; rural journalism; providing advice on scientific, technical and economic matters.
This is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.
Units Of Study:
- Includes a thesis of 20,000 words.
- Program units and length are tailored to previous experience.
Eligibility Criteria :
A candidate shall:
- hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification; or
- hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification from a recognised University in a relevant discipline*; or
- hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.
*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: agribusiness, agriculture, agricultural economics, animal science, botany, rural science and zoology.