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 M.Sc. Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare
  • 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 (online Master Specialisation) M.Sc. Plant Breeding (online Master Specialisation)
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Plant Biology Master Plant Biology
  • 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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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 Science and Biotechnology M.Sc. Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • 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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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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Plant Sciences M.Sc. Plant Sciences
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Plant Sciences are linked to a sector that is very important to the international economy. They are a field of biology that focuses on all aspects of crop production, ranging from plant breeding and the development of propagation methods to the production of food, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, high quality products and raw materials. Wageningen UR offers the MSc in Plant Sciences degree course.

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Coastal and Marine Management M.Sc. Coastal and Marine Management
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Organic Agriculture M.Sc. Organic Agriculture
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

The ever increasing demand for organically produced foods requires new and different production systems. In order to create such sustainable organic production systems a fresh scientific approach is needed. has Wageningen UR created a programme to train academic professionals who want to work in this field, which is the MSc in Organic Agriculture degree course.

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Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship M.Sc. Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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