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
  • Any time
  • 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 € 1,984 per year
  • International € 8,300 per year
  • Not specified

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. Wageningen UR offers the Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation) degree course.

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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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Plant Biotechnology M.Sc. Plant Biotechnology
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

Wageningen UR offers the MSc in Plant Biotechnology which aims to impart understanding of the basic principles of the plant sciences and molecular biology, as well as the integration of these disciplines, to provide healthy plants in a safe environment for food, non-food, feed and health applications.

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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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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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Molecular Plant Sciences M.Sc. Molecular Plant Sciences
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • International £ 19,800 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is concerned with understanding the biology of plants at the molecular level. The Molecular Plant Sciences programme is offered by University of Bath.

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Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship M.Sc. Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,043 per year
  • International € 17,406 per year
  • 12 months

This course is designed for both uk/eu and International students with a background in a relevant biological discipline, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of crop biotechnology but who wish to learn and practice the business skills that will allow them to pursue careers in a crop biotechnology business environment.

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Graduate Pathway in Master of Agriculture Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Master of Agriculture
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • International $ 28,810
  • 9 months

Designed for students who are not able to gain admittance into a graduate program, the Graduate Pathway in Master of Agriculture will prepare you for academic success by strengthening your academic and English skills. This Pathway is designed to help students prepare to study in the Master of Agriculture program at Colorado State University.

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Aquatic Science and Technology M.Sc. Aquatic Science and Technology
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 13,500 per year
  • 24 months

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology from Technical University of Denmark (DTU), you can contribute to sustainable harvest and production of fish and shell-fish, assessment and management of human impact and environmental change as well as cutting-edge research on aquatic ecosystems, traits of their inhabitants, and their impact on global climate.

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