Course Description

Animal research and production is booming, and the Master of Animal Science’s advanced training will bring you to the forefront of these rapidly developing fields. With technical skills in genetics, nutrition or reproduction, biotechnology and animal production, our course will make you relevant and competitive across a variety of animal industries.

The one-and-a-half-year Master of Animal Science is designed to create professionals who can meet the modern demands in animal industries. Rapid growth across genetics, biotechnology, conservation biology, reproduction and nutrition has resulted in a need for updated skills. We provide advanced technical training in a tightly focused area of animal science – genetics, nutrition or reproduction, biotechnology and animal production – so that you stay at the cutting edge of the technological and scientific innovations that are rapidly developing across the field.

Our diverse range of subjects will give you advanced specialisation in a variety of industries including poultry, wildlife, pig, aquaculture, dairy, companion and pedigree animals, sheep and beef. And, the strong research focus of the course means that you will have excellent experience in leading a scientific study from beginning to end.

The postgraduate Animal Science program (which includes the nested degrees at Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate level) opens up careers in animal science, research and a range of animal industries. Our graduates go on to work in diverse locations with production animals, companion animals and wildlife.

Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia and ninth in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject (2016).

You will need to organise a research project supervisor prior to beginning the process of applying for this Master’s program. Offers to the program will only be issued after research project and supervisory arrangements have been made.

Please visit the Research Activities or Research Themes pages for more information and guidance on approaching the appropriate academic staff about various research project options.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $34,000 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 084695B
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAANMSCI2000

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing