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University of New England (UNE)

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Master of Science in Agriculture

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Science in Agriculture is a program of course work, research methodology and research designed to provide an introduction to research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 - 2 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
MScAg, 000450G
Study Mode
In person, Online

About this course

The Master of Science in Agriculture is a program of course work, research methodology and research designed to provide an introduction to research. The course work component is designed to provide advanced knowledge and to develop a range of skills, applicable to the candidate's background and area of interest.

Areas of specialisations are: animal science; meat science and technology; wool science; genetics and animal breeding; agricultural and resource economics; agronomy and soil science.

This is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Entry requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification from a recognised University in a relevant discipline*; or

(c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to:



Agricultural Economics

Animal Science


Rural Science


Study locations



What you will learn

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate specialised knowledge of agriculture that includes the understanding of recent developments;
  2. demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to agriculture;
  3. demonstrate specialised technical, field and/or laboratory skills relevant to specialist areas/disciplines in the field of agricultural science;
  4. apply highly developed skills in written and oral scientific communication to demonstrate independence of thought and to transmit complex knowledge and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  5. generate and evaluate complex information applying creative skills to a practical problem(s) contributing to the established body of knowledge to inform professional practice;
  6. conduct an investigation and solve scientific problems using a range of methods, and apply appropriate and/or theoretical techniques;
  7. negotiate, plan, design and execute a research-based project, analyse data and provide a written report or thesis on the methodology and outcomes in an appropriate format;
  8. demonstrate an advanced level of independence and accountability of professional practice or scholarship; and
  9. interpret and apply scientific principles to the management of agricultural problems, and where applicable, in line with the regulatory frameworks.

Career pathways

There are opportunities in advisory and management roles in agricultural extension and property management; departments of primary industry; soil conservation; rural banking; private consultants; feed and fertiliser manufacturers; rural journalism; providing advice on scientific, technical and economic matters.

How to apply


All domestic students apply through the link below

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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