Master of Agricultural Science - Coursework

The University of Western Australia
In Perth (Australia)

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

Course description, features and facilities You must nominate a specialisation on application. The Master of Agricultural Science has specialisations in:

Agricultural Economics: The application of economics, risk management and marketing within Agricultural enterprises and the wider international industry and social contexts. This specialisation explores optimisation of resource management using applied economics within the physical, biological and social constraints in selected agricultural sectors. Sustainable agricultural industries must be underpinned by sound economic principles.

Agricultural System: Sustainable and profitable agricultural production requires knowledge of how best to integrate various components using a systems approach. The application of science to the management of animals and plants in production systems, as well as environmental sustainability, is the focus.

Genetics and Breeding: Plant and animal genetics underpins approaches to breeding of improved crops, pastures and animals for various agricultural industries around the world. This specialisation provides a solid grounding in the disciplines of genetics and molecular genetics and how these techniques are applied to the theory and practice of modern breeding and conservation of genetic resources. The role of breeding in enhancing the supply of food and fibre, especially in this era of climate change, is emphasised.

Soil Science and Plant Nutrition : Soil management is of great importance to agricultural production in all environments and depends on an in-depth understanding of the nature of soil and how it responds to various forms of management interventions and disturbance factors with a view to its sustainable utilisation and management for productive crops.

You will study the core units for the Master of Agricultural Science:

AGRI4402 Agricultural Economics

SCIE4402 Data...

Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
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

IT Management
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Economics

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 years' structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook.

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