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:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Agricultural Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

Admission and Selection

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Study options

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You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

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