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2013 Master of Agricultural Science(S8A)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
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Introduction

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.

All candidates for a Masters of Agricultural Science degree are also required to enrol concurrently in two units in the Graduate Certificate of Research.

Currently there are no fees for domestic candidates as they are provided with a Commonwealth Research Training Scheme place. Fees for international candidates are here.

To apply, see Graduate Research: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply for application information.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have:

  • an honours degree with at least second class lower standard; or
  • a masters degree with a research component (eg a thesis) of at least 25%; or
  • substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work.

International applicants must also meet the University's English language requirements for admission: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply/admission-requirements

Course Objectives

Graduates will fulfil the skill requirements in the Australian Qualification Framework for this degree and the University of Tasmania expects all graduates of a Master of Agricultural Science to meet its Generic Attributes

Career Outcomes

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.


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