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What will I learn?

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.

Plant Protection

As a Plant Protection graduate you'll have developed first-hand expertise in crop monitoring, pest and disease identification, management and reporting.

You'll develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain. This field is offered at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Environment

CRICOS

079381G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,456.00 (23,90,319) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Venue

Gatton Campus

GATTON,

Queensland,

4343, GATTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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