Taught course

Agricultural Sciences

University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

Please visit fvas.unimelb.edu.au for more information.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

Move into a rewarding career in the booming agricultural sciences sector
  • Diverse subject range, including animal breeding, welfare and production, agribusiness, crop production, management of diseases and pests, agricultural land and water management and conservation
  • Select subjects that either specialise you in a particular area, or broaden your knowledge across the four areas of specialisation
  • Complete a 25 or 50-point research project or internship subject.

Gain an understanding of the many issues underpinning the advances in sustainable food and fibre production within the multi-billion dollar agricultural sectors, which encompasses agricultural production, food processing industries, government, agricultural finance, land and water resource management and international agricultural production, processing and development.

The four areas of specialisation are as follows:

  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Production
  • Food Security

Develop the skills and knowledge to address the environmental, political and scientific challenges of international food security

  • Gain a sound foundation in scientific principles and analytical skills vital for plant and animal-derived food and fibre production in Australia and globally
  • Develop competence in experimental work and understand the industrial applications and commercial outcomes of the industry
  • Support and enhance the integral roles that animals play in sustaining our lives with practical applications in animal conservation and biological research
  • Explore ethical and moral issues encompassing care, management and the use of animals as a resource
  • Specialise in animal nutrition and metabolism, animal behaviour and welfare, or integrated animal system analysis
  • Develop the tools for strategic business decision making in economics or finance management in the agrifood and fibre context

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit fvas.unimelb.edu.au for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University of Melbourne
+61 3 9035 5511