Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

Agriculture and forestry include sciences related to the study of animal and plant life and the management of resources cultivated and produced in these environments.

Agriculture degrees study the cultivation of soil for the growing of plants, fungi and animals, meant for human consumption and use. Agriculture studies deal with sub-fields such as agribusiness, agro-economics, agronomy, farming, animal husbandry, or agronomy.

Forestry refers to the study of forest ecosystems and their creation, management and conservation. Students of degrees in forestry learn sustainable solutions to lumber usage, as a limited valuable resource. Bachelors in Forestry include information about the harmful effects of human and non-human activities on forests and forest habitats.

Both disciplines focus on the management of resources, while conserving and protecting the natural environment. They make use of elements related to the fields of biology, physics, social sciences, as well as political and managerial sciences.

Careers in agriculture and forestry cover a wide range of occupations including: agricultural consultant, arboriculture expert, commercial horticulturist, ecologist, environmental consultant, farm manager, forest manager, land-based engineer, marine scientist, soil scientist.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Plant Science and Biotechnology M.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

In the last 10-15 years the study of plant sciences has been revolutionised by the development of new tools and technologies which have allowed unprecedented progress in the study of plant biology. These include genomics technologies that are giving access to the secrets of plant genomes, new techniques for studying the regulation of genes and the activity and localisation of proteins. This Plant Science and Biotechnology course is offered by University of Leeds.

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Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare M.Sc. Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • International £ 15,800 per year
  • 12 months

The programme aims to provide students with an understanding of animal welfare that can be applied effectively in animal research, management, care, production, inspection, assessment and preparation of legislation.

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Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation) M.Sc. Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 7,900 per year
  • 36 months

Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems.

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Marine Science M.Sc. Marine Science
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The University of Iceland is pleased to offer a world-class, intensive multidisciplinary two-year Master of Science programme on Arctic and Sub-Arctic Marine Science and Fisheries, with an emphasis on marine ecology and fisheries. This Marine Science programme is being offered in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research, Iceland's foremost centre for fisheries and marine research.

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Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) M.Sc. Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 36 months

The TTropical Forestry (Distance Learning) MSc FROM Bangor University provides students from across the world with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management, forest measurement and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

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ESCP Europe Business School

Master In Agribusiness
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 18,500 per year
  • International £ 18,500 per year
  • 18 months

The Master in Agribusiness Management degree from ESCP Europe Business School is designed for individuals interested in pursuing an advanced degree in agriculture with a strong management focus. The programme enables students to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary.

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International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology ISATEC M.Sc. International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology ISATEC
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 24 months

Participants of the International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology ISATEC MSc course at the University of Bremen will become experts in the field of tropical aquatic ecosystem research and will learn ways to reconcile use and conservation of aquatic ecosystems in the tropics.

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Environmental Forestry M.Sc. Environmental Forestry
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

Can the world’s forests be managed sustainably? This one-year Environmental Forestry course from Bangor University will develop your understanding of forest ecosystems and their role in the global environment, and of the goods and services that forests can provide.

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Biology and Aquaculture M.Sc. Biology and Aquaculture
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Biology and Aquaculture Master's programme is offered at Nord University, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA). Are you interested in biology and aquaculture? Are you interested in studying the marine environment, both evolutionary adaptations and anthropogenic influences? Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable aquaculture?

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International Fisheries Management M.Sc. International Fisheries Management
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) programme at UIT the Arctic University of Norway caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's programme which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM programme.

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Agricultural Engineering M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering
  • Jan 2017
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 6,500 per year
  • International $ 6,500 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Agricultural Engineering is an accredited master degree program from the University of Debrecen in Hungary.

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Coastal and Marine Management M.Sc. Coastal and Marine Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 970 per year
  • International € 1,950 per year
  • 18 months

The master's program in Coastal and Marine Management introduces students to various methods for managing marine and coastal areas, based on economic, social, and environmental considerations.

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