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

Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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 Plant Breeding, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 9,680 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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Marine Biology Marine Biology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The specialization Marine Biology at University of Bergen aims to educate marine biologists with a general overview and knowledge about: key processes and typical patterns in the marine ecosystem, flora and fauna characteristics to marine habitats, marine organisms - their biology and ecology, and the most common research methods within field-based, experimental and theoretical oriented research of marine ecosystems.

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Aquatic Science and Technology Aquatic Science and Technology, M.Sc.
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Fisheries Biology and Management Fisheries Biology and Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The aim of the Fisheries Biology and Management specialization offered by University of Bergen is to give post graduate students a comprehensive insight into the discipline fisheries biology with emphasis on how to conserve living aquatic resources while securing a sustainable yield. This includes a solid understanding of the internal and external drivers that determine fish dynamics.

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Aquaculture Biology Aquaculture Biology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The goal of the Aquaculture Biology specialization is to give a theoretical basis and practical experience for understanding the biological principles in aquatic food production. Aquaculture is a diverse discipline, covering topics such as molecular biology, chemistry, nutrition, as well and the biology, physiology, and behaviour of fish. This course is offered by University of Bergen.

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Plant Biology Plant Biology, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 28,225
  • 24 months

The Plant Biology programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is open for students with an equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The target group is Swedish as well as international students from all over the world with a keen interest in different aspects of plant biology such as physiology, plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions, production biology, stress, photosynthesis, diversity, breeding and plant development.

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Agroecology Agroecology, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 28,225
  • 24 months

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The programme offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture.

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Sustainable Forest and Nature Management Sustainable Forest and Nature Management, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 4,000 per year
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offered by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a 2-year world-class integrated course aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.

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Plant Science and Biotechnology Plant Science and Biotechnology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 19,750 per year
  • 12 months

This Plant Science and Biotechnology programme at the University of Leeds provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science. Teaching is delivered by academics from the University’s Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS) and is often related to their areas of expertise and current research projects.

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Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 26,793
  • 24 months

Both the ocean and freshwater bodies cover more than 70% of the planet and over 40% of the human population lives in coastal areas. One of the challenges for future researchers and decision makers is to understand the functioning of the aquatic systems for a better management of water resources. This Aquatic Ecology programme is offered by Linnaeus University.

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Plant Biotechnology Plant Biotechnology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 17,600 per year
  • 24 months

Wageningen UR offers the MSc in Plant Biotechnology.Due to rapid technological developments in the genomics, molecular biology and biotechnology, the use of molecular marker technology has accelerated the selection of new plant varieties with many desirable traits. It also facilitates the design, development and management of transgenic plants.

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