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A Master of Agricultural Science research degree enables a candidate to undertake a program of research and advanced study in a field of Agricultural Science. This includes a broad range of disciplines such as agronomy, horticultural science, plant physiology and biochemistry, soil and animal science, microbiology, phytopathology, entomology, plant breeding, climate change, agrobusiness, and agricultural systems management.
The research takes place over 2 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of circa 50-60,000 words, written in English.
The research topic will reflect the candidates' own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas of supervisors in these disciplines is available from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
A Master of Agricultural Science degree provides an the entry to a doctorate at a university and graduates are also highly sought after for positions across the spectrum of available careers not only in agriculture but also many other areas of life science, business and management.