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Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science)

University of Tasmania
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science)

This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Agricultural Science. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

Course objectives

At the completion of the course you will have:

  • Established a strong understanding of a range of agricultural disciplines including crop and pasture production, animal science, horticultural science, soil science and land management, entomology and plant pathology;
  • Developed analytical laboratory skills appropriate to various disciplines of agricultural science;
  • Developed advanced skills in accessing, critically evaluating and communicating the outputs of current, peer-reviewed literature;
  • Developed an understanding and the skills required to structure a funding application for a research project;
  • Demonstrated competence in experimental design, research methods, data analysis and critical thinking, appropriate to a future career in research;
  • Demonstrated the ability to produce original written work, as evidenced by a research thesis.

Admission requirements

International students must provide an IELTS (Academic) test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands. Please refer to the Entry Requirements page for further information.

All applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate their qualification was conferred no longer that 10 years previously;
  2. Provide evidence in their application of laboratory skills to a standard set by the discipline area; and.
  3. Provide a written statement of purpose outlining the reasons for their chosen specialisation. Please note that the statement must be no more than 500 words in length and be written in your own words.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Schedule A and B

  • Microbiology
  • Pasture and Animal Science
  • Soil Formation, Function and Fertility
  • Crop Physiology
  • Animal Production Systems
  • Lower Life Forms: Insects and Plant Diseases
  • Microbes and Man
  • Crop Production
  • Experimental Design and Analysis for Agri-Food Research
  • Crop Protection
  • Farming Systems and Business Management
  • Insect Ecology and Behaviour
  • Agricultural Technology and Innovation
  • Animal Science
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Pathology
  • Horticultural Science
  • Agricultural Landscape Systems
  • Advanced Food Safety Management
  • Food Microbiology
  • Soil Science
  • Applied Environmental Microbiology
  • Industry Analysis and Adoption
  • Literature Review
  • Value Chain Innovation
  • Master of Applied Science Project (Part A)
  • Master of Applied Science Project (Part B)

Schedule C

  • Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science) Thesis A
  • Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science) Thesis B
  • Case Studies in Agriculture

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

About this institute

University of Tasmania

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