Master of Agricultural Science: Agricultural Economics

The University of Western Australia
In Perth (Australia)

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Typology Master
Location Perth (Australia)
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Perth (Australia)
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    Different dates available
Description

Course description, features and facilities Australian agriculture is a key part of the world's food supply system. The challenges of a rapidly growing population, climate change, and the limitations of land and fresh water all impact on the ability of agriculture to meet the demand for food, fibre and fuel. To address this demand an understanding of the complex factors that shape agricultural systems is necessary.



UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in agricultural science, with a field station at Shenton Park and the University's new 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 Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA), the International Centre for Plant Breeding Education and Research (ICPBER) and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI).

Students must nominate a specialisation on application, the Master of Agricultural Science has specialisations in;



Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Systems

Genetics and Breeding

Soil Science and Plant Nutrition





The course structure and units are available at UWA handbook

The Faculty of Science offers Master's by Coursework bursaries for domestic students and Postgraduate Merit scholarships for international students. Please visit the Faculty of Science website for details.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.





This course has been approved by the Department of Social Services for Student Support Payments. Eligible students can receive Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement. Further information can be found on the Department of...

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Perth
35 Stirling Hwy, WA 6009, Western Australia, Australia
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Perth
35 Stirling Hwy, WA 6009, Western Australia, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

Agricultural Science
Economics
Agricultural Economics
Teaching
systems
International

Course programme


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 you 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. You must complete all core units and specialisation core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement your specific interests.

Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 year structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook.

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