Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

The general field of agriculture and forestry includes sciences related to the study of animal and plant life and the management of resources cultivated and produced in these environments.
Agriculture studies refer to 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. Forestry students learn sustainable solutions to lumber usage, as a limited valuable resource. Studies 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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Food Identity M.Sc. Food Identity
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

By offering opportunities to carry out study periods and work experience abroad, thus contributing to a comprehensive approach to the marketing process 'from production to markets', the master's degree courses satisfies all the requirements for a successful future career.

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Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation) M.Sc. Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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Plant Science and Biotechnology M.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

Our MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology degree provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science and is suitable either for those who have done a more organism-based plant biology undergraduate degree or those from a non-plant biosciences background who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in this area. Teaching is delivered by research active academics from the University of Leeds' Centre for Plant Sciences and is often aligned with their areas of expertise.

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Soil Science M.Sc. Soil Science
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,300 per year
  • 24 months

This specialisation allows you to explore the spatial and temporal processes that are active in soils, landscapes and the wider earth system. It uses an integrative approach that combines biophysical and human elements to gain insight in past, present and future system dynamics. Understanding of soil patterns and landscape dynamics is needed to contribute to the development of alternative land use types that are sustainable and which preserve soil quality. At the same large scale, you develop a deeper understanding of land-atmosphere interactions, the impact of climate change on water and soil resources, adaptation strategies on climate change, and the role of society on these processes.

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Animal Sciences M.Sc. Animal Sciences
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,000 per year
  • 24 months

The two-year MSc Animal Sciences study programme is a continuation of a BSc or equivalent degree in the field of livestock, companion animals, wild animals and zoo animals. The aim is to deliver skilled professional animal scientists who are well equipped to tackle problems related to sustainable livestock development and management of companion animals, wild animals and zoo animals.

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Endangered Species Recovery (PDip) Postgrad.Dip. Endangered Species Recovery (PDip)
  • Apr 2016
  • Not specified
  • 6 months

A new Postgraduate Diploma programme in Endangered Species Recovery is currently being developed by DICE that will capitalise on its long-standing links with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell) and the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation (MWF).

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Agriculture (MS) Master Agriculture (MS)
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Viticulture and Oenology Master Viticulture and Oenology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,350 per year
  • 15 months

This new degree course consists of a rounded and integrated curriculum specialising in coolclimate wine production, climate change effects on viticulture, terroir and sparkling wine. It also includes opportunities to visit other wine-producing areas in Europe. The Wine Department staff have considerable international expertise and research experience, and a brand new Wine Research Centre was completed in March 2014. This combination will enable students to access an outstanding Masters-level education.

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Horticultural Production M.Sc. Horticultural Production
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 2,200 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 2,200 per semester
  • 36 months

You study biological and environmental background in cultivation of high quality horticultural plants in sustainable, integrated and organic systems.

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Agrobiology M.Sc. Agrobiology
  • Jan 2017
  • Feb 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • Non-EEA € 13,500 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Agrobiology programme from Aarhus University takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production. It is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving. Topics of study include genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature. Broadly, the programme focuses on training students in developing solutions for producing healthy foods while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare.

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Applied Ethology and Animal Biology M.Sc. Applied Ethology and Animal Biology
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Masters programme in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. Students gain a good working knowledge of the programmes central issues, such as the biology of stress as related to animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour and conservation biology.

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