The Master of Agricultural Science will
help you launch a career that addresses
the environmental, political and scientific challenges of international food security.
You will gain a sound foundation in the scientific principles and analytical skills vital for plant and animal-derived food and fibre production in Australia and globally.
In addition you will develop competence in experimental work, and understand the
industrial applications and commercial outcomes of the industry.
Graduates of the Master or Diploma in Agricultural Science have an impressive range
of careers that can cover the areas of agronomy, animal nutrition, catchment management, farm enterprise management, plant breeding, resource economics, soil science, biotechnology, embryo transfer technology, environment, natural resource management, food processing, international trade, and policy development. You can also pursue further study in research science.
The gravity of the current food crisis is the result of 20 years of under-investment in agriculture and neglect of the sector. Directly or indirectly, agriculture provides the livelihood for 70 percent of the world's poor.
- World Summit on Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
"The Master of Agricultural Science at MSLE allows me to both develop thorough knowledge of the agricultural sciences and to explore the ecological, social, political and economic elements of our globalised agricultural system to better address the issue of sustainability in agriculture. I like most of my subjects! I particularly appreciate the mix of theory and practical work that is inherent in many of them. Being able to apply the theory in the field provides opportunities to consolidate my understanding of concepts in a stimulating, hands-on environment. In the field we can bounce ideas and questions amongst fellow students, tutors and lecturers and are free to ask questions and learn beyond the specific requirements of the course."
Master of Agricultural Science
If you are interested in a shorter course, MSLE also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science.
- We offer you the flexibility to design your own program by selecting 6 of your units from a diverse range of agricultural inquiry. Core subjects provide a solid foundation from which to undertake the specialist, research project, and elective subjects of your choice.
- Our Diploma is focused on core subjects to ensure that you receive a solid grounding in the central issues of agricultural science.
- Delivered at Parkville campus, all the benefits of our expert teaching staff and the renowned resources of the University of Melbourne are available to you.
|DURATION||2 years full time or part time equivalent
||1 year full time or part time equivalent
|TEACHING MODE||On campus; Two Semesters per year. Academic Calendar.
Semester 2 (July) intake is possible by special arrangement
75 points of core subjects;
of core subjects and
|POINTS||200 credit points||100 credit points|
|PLACE TYPES||Local students
|CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDY||Up to 100 points of advanced standing in Master of Agricultural Science may be awarded for the completion of a relevant honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science or equivalent.|
|APPLICATIONS DUE||Local Students
|HANDBOOK DETAILS||MC-AGSCI Master of Agricultural Science||206AA Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science|
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