Master of Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Students will gain an understanding of the many issues underpinning the advances in sustainable food and fibre production within the agricultural sectors in Australia and globally. Develop competence in experimental work and understand the industrial applications and commercial outcomes of the industry. Support and enhance the integral roles that animals play in sustaining our lives with practical applications in animal conservation and biological research. Advance your career or prepare to enter the workforce in agricultural production, food processing industries, government, agricultural finance, land and water resource management and international agricultural production, processing and development. The four areas of specialisation are: Agribusiness, Animal Science, Crop Production and Food Sustainability

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,613
International: $85,149

Entry Requirements:

200 point program: Undergraduate degree or honours degree in any discipline; or graduate or postgraduate certificate or diploma in any discipline; or at least six years' documented, relevant professional work experience. 150 point program: Undergraduate degree or honours degree in a related area; or graduate or postgraduate certificate or diploma in a related area.


200 point entry: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent 150 point entry: 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.

Subjects you can Study:

Agribusiness; Animal science; Crop production; Food sustainability

Study Pathways:

Completion of an Honours program or a Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture or Agricultural Science will give an advanced standing of 100 points into the Master of Agricultural Science.

Further information:

Graduates are employed as animal nutrition managers, business analysts, development specialists, agricultural and resource economists, economic researchers, journalists, land-care coordinators, marketers, research analysts and quality assurance professionals. Employers include public and private extension agencies, government and policy agencies, private consultancies, international aid and development agencies, international trade, and food and fibre production companies.

Who for:

Students who wish to build a professional career in a specialised area of the agricultural sciences

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Agricultural Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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