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.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

This course prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science. Graduates are employed as consultants, managers or researchers by government agencies, universities, consulting firms, food industries, fertiliser companies, community groups, local/regional governments and international agencies. Career Harvest is a website launched by the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture to assist with finding professional careers in agriculture.
This course prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science. Graduates are employed as consultants, managers or researchers by government agencies, universities, consulting firms, food industries, fertiliser companies, community groups, local/regional governments and international agencies. Career Harvest is a website launched by the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture to assist with finding professional careers in agriculture.
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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 - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
48
Annual Credit Points
96
Annual Fee - 2017
$22,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$44,000.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$21,298.50
Total Course Fee - 2016
$42,597.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$8,495.81
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,349.00 - $10,596.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$8,371.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,256.00 - $10,440.00

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

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic students. If you’re interested in studying this course, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

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

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.

About The Course

Australian agriculture is a key part of the world's food supply system. 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.
Master of Agricultural Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
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, 074945E, 074945E, 074945E
Master of Agricultural Science
Status
  • Available 2017
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, 074945E, 074945E, 074945E

Course Structure

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

Master of Agricultural Science

About the student experience on this course

Course Coordinator Tim Colmar