Postgraduate

Master of Agricultural Science

Enhance your knowledge and skills for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science with a specialisation of either Agricultural Economics, Crop and Livestock Farming Systems, Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

You could find work as an environmental consultant, environmental manager, agricultural scientist, land economist, agricultural consultant any many more.
You could find work as an environmental consultant, environmental manager, agricultural scientist, land economist, agricultural consultant any many more.

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,786.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Why study Agriculture at UWA?

  • UWA is ranked first in Australia and 14th in the world for Agricultural Science. (2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU))
  • UWA is ranked first in Australia and 18th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2018)
  • UWA is ranked 32nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2018)
  • The Institute of Agriculture assists with work experience placements
  • Strong links with industries and networking opportunities
  • A vibrant and interactive teaching and learning environment
  • Many areas of research strength and well-designed units and course specialisations
  • Strong cohort of students (domestic and international)
  • Work with world-leading agricultural scientists and other specialisations in the Faculty of Science

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) 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) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation, as set out in 4 (2) to 4 (5).
(2) For the Agricultural Economics specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either statistics, mathematics, or economics; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(3) For the Crop and Livestock Farming Systems specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in science, as recognised by UWA
(4) For the Genetics and Breeding specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either plant biology, animal biology, agriculture, or genetics; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(5) For the Soil Science and Plant Nutrition specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either earth science, soil science, plant biology, or agriculture; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The challenges of a rapidly growing population and the limitations of land and fresh water all affect the ability of agriculture to meet the demand for food, fibre and fuel.
Agricultural Science provides the research, technology and information for the sustainable, profitable and ethical development of the agricultural industry.

About The Course

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. This course prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science.

Master of Agricultural Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72510
CRICOS code
  • 074945E
Master of Agricultural Science
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72510
CRICOS code
  • 074945E
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Agricultural Science

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study Agriculture at UWA?

  • UWA is ranked first in Australia and 14th in the world for Agricultural Science. (2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU))
  • UWA is ranked first in Australia and 18th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2018)
  • UWA is ranked 32nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2018)
  • The Institute of Agriculture assists with work experience placements
  • Strong links with industries and networking opportunities
  • A vibrant and interactive teaching and learning environment
  • Many areas of research strength and well-designed units and course specialisations
  • Strong cohort of students (domestic and international)
  • Work with world-leading agricultural scientists and other specialisations in the Faculty of Science

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment uses Western Australia’s rich biodiversity to better understand the world’s natural resources.
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