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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Suggested Master's Programmes

Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation) Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,950 per year
  • Non-EEA € 6,937 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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Animal Sciences Animal Sciences
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,875 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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Maritime Management Maritime Management
  • Sep 2015
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 24 months

There is a growing need for researchers with experience of life at sea. There is also a growing need for competent and educated leaders, both onboard ships and in onshore organizations – leaders who can guide the shipping industry into a new era faced with demands for effective logistics solutions, strict quality demands and very strict requirements aimed at preventing environmental pollution.

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Endangered Species Recovery (PDip) 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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Entomology and Nematology (Specialization in Entomology) Entomology and Nematology (Specialization in Entomology)
  • Jan 2016
  • May 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • International $ 524 per module
  • 24 months

The University of Florida's Entomology and Nematology Department offers an off-campus Master of Science degree (normally non-thesis but thesis programs are available by special arrangement) with a concentration in Entomology. Courses are offered via distance education to accommodate place-bound students interested in biological science with emphasis on insects and other arthropods, including extension agents and other educators; state and federal employees in agricultural, environmental and regulatory positions; consultants; pest control industry personnel; and others who want to further their education.

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Viticulture and Oenology Viticulture and Oenology
  • Sep 2015
  • 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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Graduate Diploma of Science Graduate Diploma of Science
  • Feb 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • National AUD 17,680 per year
  • International AUD 19,840 per year
  • 12 months

USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Science is an eight unit qualification aimed at those of you who have completed a three-year university degree. Offering a variety of majors, including Agricultural Science, Environment and Sustainability, Physics and Astronomy and Mathematics and Statistics, the flexible program enables you to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to your current or future career. Don’t live near a USQ campus? Don’t worry. Utilising cutting-edge online teaching technologies and communication methods, the degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.

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Agricultural Education Agricultural Education
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 7,900 per year
  • International $ 30,400 per year
  • 24 months

You can choose between two study concentrations: professional licensure and professional service. In the professional licensure track you will follow a curriculum based upon advanced competencies as mandated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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Wine Business Wine Business
  • Feb 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • National AUD 23,500 per year
  • International AUD 32,500 per year
  • 24 months

Using a blended delivery approach and involvement from industry experts, the program provides wine business and market development education a customised program to meet the needs of those involved in the domestic and global wine trade, tailored to the unique attributes of the wine production and sales industry.

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Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Veterinary Medicine
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 500 per year
  • 24 months

The ESAVS has realised the need for a broader training that would allow veterinary graduates in practice to study over a number of years and acquire a recognized university postgraduate degree. Therefore, the ESAVS formalised in 2008 a long-term association with the University of Luxembourg and its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication. This cooperation has enabled the establishment of a degree, the European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine (EMSAVM).

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Forest Resources and Conservation (Concentration in Ecological Restoration) Forest Resources and Conservation (Concentration in Ecological Restoration)
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 565 per module
  • Not specified

Ecosystems in Florida, the southeastern US, and the world face an unprecedented threat from climate change and human activities. The School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) now offers an online Master’s degree with concentration or certificate program in Ecological Restoration that address a national need for professionals trained in this field, and in particular targets working professionals and full-time graduate students in the Southeastern US.

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Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,875 per year
  • 24 months

Students learn to manage living resources in all types of water bodies, natural or man-made. The programme provides understanding of the biology and ecology of aquatic organisms and water bodies.

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