Master of Agricultural Science

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

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

World populations and economies are increasing their demands for food and fibre. Agricultural systems are placed under pressure to meet environmental, social and economic goals. To maintain or increase production levels, an understanding of the complex factors that shape agricultural systems is required. This course prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science.

Structure

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 handbooks.uwa.edu.au/courses/

Subjects

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

Standard entry requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;and(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;and(c) have successfully completed prior tertiary study in science or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $181,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-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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