The University of Queensland

Master of Agricultural Science Major in Agronomy (24 units)

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079380G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Gain highly valued leadership, research and problem solving skills and set yourself up for career success in the broad field of agriculture and environment.

The Master of Agricultural Science is designed for recent agricultural, animal, biological, plant, or veterinary science graduates, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their skills.

For your 1.5 years of full-time studies, you'll select from nearly 40 courses, including those within one of three specialised fields – Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Protection – allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

Graduates demonstrate the ability to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources. This greatly expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.

Agronomy

As an Agronomy graduate you'll play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, extensive field and fibre crops such as wheat, barley, rice, sugar cane and cotton, under irrigated or non-irrigated environments.

Soil fertility and crop nutrition is essential for producing food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment. You'll develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

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Course opportunities

Address

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Entry criteria

Bachelor degree in agricultural science, animal science, biological science, plant science (botany, horticulture or agronomy), veterinary science, wildlife biology, zoology or an approved discipline. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

Address

The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia