Master of Agricultural Science

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

Agricultural Science provides the research, technology and information for the sustainable, profitable and ethical development of the agricultural industry. Studies in agriculture include soil science, genetics, plant breeding, animal breeding, cropping and pasture systems, crop production, soil-plant interactions, plant and human nutrition, integrated pest management, livestock production, animal reproduction, scientific modelling, agricultural economics and agribusiness, data management and science communication (peer-to-peer) and other topics. UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in agricultural science, with a field station at Shenton Park and the University research farm near Pingelly, which aims to be self-supporting, sustainable, carbon neutral, clean, green and ethical - a best practice farm. Teaching in agricultural science is also supported by the outstanding research and outreach activities of the Institute of Agriculture, the Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding (PGB), and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI).


The Master of Agricultural Science is offered by coursework or coursework and dissertation. While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years' (full time), if students have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years. The course offers a focused, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. Students must complete all core units and specialisation core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement specific interests. Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 years structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook. Visit


  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural systems
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Soil science

Standard entry requirements

A relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. English language requirements apply.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $83,400 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Students must nominate a specialisation on application. The Master of Agricultural Science has specialisations in: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural System, Genetics and Breeding.

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