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Master of Agriculture (Agriculture)

Massey University
1.5 years
Master's degree
On campus
Palmerston North
English
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Program description

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

The Master of Agriculture is a professional masters programme, specifically tailored for people working in the primary industries who may be seeking an appointment to a senior position or taking on a leadership role in an agricultural-related industry.

The MAgriculture (Agriculture) offers a wide range of subjects including animal science, pastoral science, crop science, soil science, weed science, agro forestry, agricultural systems and agricultural engineering.

Course work will include 120 credits of taught material. The remaining 60 credits are composed of a unique professionally-focused research project. This project will take place in the work force, helping you produce a relevant, industry-related piece of work that will be immediately useful to you and the industry upon completion.

World-leading lecturers and industry-relevance

As a student of the Master of Agriculture you will have access to lecturers and supervisors acknowledged as being among the best in the world. Massey University has very good industry contacts, facilitating research with a commercial context. Collaboration between Massey University and adjacent Crown Research Institutes offers unrivalled advantages to postgraduate students’ access to specialised skills, equipment and networking opportunities.

You will have access to a wide range of facilities and services including the Pasture and Crop Research Unit, the Fertiliser and Lime Research Unit, the Plant Growth Unit, The Equine Unit, the Life Cycle Management Centre, Massey University farms, teaching laboratories and library resources.

Careers

Complementing your existing skills with advanced knowledge, analytical, project management and communication skills will be valued by a wide range of agricultural organisations particularly in supervisory and management roles.

The primary industries are a growing sector and there are great employment and business opportunities for suitably qualified graduates.

Master of Agriculture (Agriculture) structure

You will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Courses Schedule. This may include no more than 30 credits of special topic courses and no more than 30 credits of professional development (5 credit) courses. Your qualification includes a research report to the value of 60 credits.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 34,000 students studying across three vibrant campuses. We welcome more than 4,400 international students from more than 100 countries each year. We also have a growing number of...


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