Master of Agricultural Science: Agricultural Systems

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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Course description, features and facilities The Master of Agricultural Science with a specialisation in Agricultural Systems will provide students with an in-depth understanding of agricultural systems designed for crop, pasture and animal production in a profitable and sustainable way by applying biological and other scientific knowledge.Integration and planning within and across years is considered within an integrated systems approach to resource management. Students will be equipped for a career in plant and/or animal production industries based on scientific 'clean, green and ethical' principles.

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 the 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.

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

Agricultural Science

Course programme


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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