The University of Queensland

Master of Agricultural Science Major in Horticulture (32 units)

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079381G

Level of study: Postgraduate


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 graduates in any field, those with a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their skills.

For your two 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.

You may also choose to undertake an independent research project to increase your technical and research skills working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers or in an industry setting.

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.


As a Horticulture graduate you'll play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, high-quality and nutritious food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment and quality of life in urban areas.

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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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.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072