Master of Agricultural Science

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

This program covers the integrative disciplines within the animal, plant, soil, food and social sciences continuum. Students are able to select from one of four specialised fields of study to gain comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. Fields available are: Agronomy; Horticulture and Plant Protection. Students will learn to apply their 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $59,000
International: $83,026

Entry Requirements:

32 unit requirements: Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale. 24 unit requirements: Bachelor degree in agricultural science, animal science, biological science, plant science (botany, horticulture or agronomy), veterinary science, wildlife biology, zoology or an approved discipline with a (UQ or equivalent) GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.


24 units or 32 units

Subjects you can Study:

Agronomy; Horticulture; Plant protection

Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.

Further information:

The Plant Protection field is offered at both the St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

Who for:

Graduates and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community-based or research roles in agriculture and environment

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Related Careers:

Agricultural Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gatton No info Yes Part time 4 years
Gatton No info Yes Full time 2 years
Gatton No info Yes Online 2 years
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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