University of New England
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This Master of Science in Agriculture offers you a postgraduate qualification in agriculture that's designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to research and methodology.
Choose from a range of units that will allow you to focus on the areas of agriculture that appeal to your interests and play to your strengths as a student. Possible areas of specialisation include animal science, meat science, wool science, genetics and animal breeding, agronomy and soil science and agricultural and resource economics.
Delivered online or on campus at the University of New England (UNE), this flexible course allows you to tailor your studies to suit your schedule.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Master of Science in Agriculture, you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Graduate Certificate in Agriculture.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, the following:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this agriculture course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Science in Agriculture from the University of New England.
Possible career options for graduates of this course include advisory and management positions in the following areas:
Agricultural extension and property management; Departments of primary industry; Soil conservation; Rural banking; Private consultants; Feed and fertiliser manufacturing; Rural journalism and Providing advice on scientific, technical and economic matters
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in agriculture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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