MSc Programs in Agricultural Science

Compare 52 MSc Programs in Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

A Master of Science is usually a one- or two-year degree program allowing students to intensely focus on an area of study. Students may engage in field work, laboratory experiments, or original research projects in addition to classroom learning. Some master’s degree programs require a master’s thesis before the degree is conferred.

What is an MSc in Agricultural Science? It is a course of study that usually provides a general knowledge base in plant and pest management, environmental science, food safety, education, and leadership. A master’s degree in agricultural science can often be either a general survey of agricultural topics or be tailored to a student’s particular interest. Students may be able to specialize further with courses in advanced topics such as biosecurity and biotechnology. Agricultural science degrees are highly interdisciplinary and customizable, reflecting the complex and changing needs of modern agriculture.

The degree usually provides students with the knowledge needed to advance their agricultural or educational career in their subspecialty. Gaining a master's often improves job prospects by opening up new positions or opportunities for promotion.

The price of tuition for a master’s degree program in agricultural science can be quite different depending on the location of the school and whether or not the program includes online courses. Prospective students should do their research thoroughly before choosing a program.

A student with a master’s degree in agricultural science could work in an academic, industrial or government research position, focusing on anything from horticulture to soil science to food technology. They may also find employment in the agriculture industry as a farmer or entrepreneur. Other options include working as an educator or taking a political position related to agricultural concerns.

With so many degree programs available, the search process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. To begin researching the ideal program for your needs, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc Wine Management

Burgundy School of Business
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 France Dijon

This one-year programme is aimed at students who wish to start a career in wine management but have little or no prior experience in the wine industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Objectives This one-year programme is aimed at students who wish to start a career in wine management but have little or no prior experience in the wine industry. The MSc combines industry-related teaching modules in administration, finance, sales, logistics and legal issues with oenology, wine tasting and wine tourism to provide students with the knowledge required for selling a product as unique as wine. As a graduate of this programme, you will have gained a global understanding of this unique industry, enabling you to apply with confidence for managerial positions in all its sectors. Drawing from an impressive international network of speakers, professionals and academics with in-depth knowledge of the wine sector, the course has a combined theoretical and practical approach. From financing a wine business to advising consumers on choosing a wine, students are given the full range of tools necessary to sell a product that demands far more versatility than most others. Our students benefit from the School's proximity and access to some of the greatest wine estates in the world. Career opportunities Graduates will be able to apply for managerial positions in all sectors of the wine industry. Some of the managerial positions for which the course will prepare you are: Brand manager Import - export manager Sales executive Distributor Commercial agent Communications manager Public relations manager [-]

MSc in Agro-Environmental Management

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimising production goals as well as environmental targets. [+]

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimising production goals as well as environmental targets. They seek to develop sustainable pathways for every level of food production, to use new technologies to comply with increased regulation, and to eliminate waste from the entire production cycle. This approach is not about maximising production – it’s about balancing production with environmental concerns. Courses provide a strong theoretical background in subjects such as the management of border systems and the workings of the nutrient cycle. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in their thesis project. AN IDEAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Denmark, a country that produces three times as much food as it consumes, is an ideal location for studying agricultural systems. Its agricultural history and long-standing strict environmental regulations mean that students have many practical examples and a large existing body of research to draw from. Aarhus University is alone in offering this specific degree. The programme looks at topics such as nutrient cycling and environmental management; environmental effects of various types of production; xenobiotics; use of natural resources; geographic information systems; environmental legislation and regulation; nature restoration; and climate change. These topics are of global relevance. Combined with the considerable Danish expertise and experience in this area, this means that the degree programme attracts students from all... [-]

MSc Agricultural Technology and Innovation

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

This degree will explore the high level of technical innovation currently being applied to agricultural and horticultural production. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. This degree will explore the high level of technical innovation currently being applied to agricultural and horticultural production. Overview In the future, agricultural and horticultural production will demand new intellectual and technological understanding and skills. The new technologies of sensors, computing, data analysis, remote sensing, robotics, drones and systems of analysis and interpretation will allow new and sophisticated ways of managing both productive and natural environments. This course will be of particular relevance to those wishing to start a career in this emerging industry, join an established company, or looking to develop the skills needed to start their own enterprise. Graduates will be equipped with the management and the entrepreneurial skills that will be of fundamental importance to those entering this dynamic, technical based sector. It is highly likely that you go on to pursue a career within the high-tech agricultural and environmental sectors, government and international agencies, or technical consultancy. Structure The course may be studied full-time over 12 months. You will study six modules in the autumn and spring terms, followed by the Research Project which is carried out over the summer to be submitted the following September. This may include a viva voce examination. You will have the opportunity to engage with real-world problems, to find solutions to current issues, and experience the working world of new technologies in animal and crop production and the natural environment. Modules will be assessed primarily by coursework, there may be some exams. Modules Crop Production... [-]

Animal, Dairy, Poultry sciences

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. [+]

Animal Sciences The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students. Mission The School of Animal Sciences is a fully integrated animal science program. We provide a wide array of research, extension and academic programs in food, recreational and companion animal production, veterinary science and animal products. We offer a variety of degree programs including animal science, dairy science, dairy foods technology and poultry science. We also offer training in equine science, meat science, companion animals and pre-veterinary medicine. Our programs prepare students for challenging careers. We also offer a variety of scholarship and career-oriented internship opportunities for qualified students. Degree Programs Animal Science Dairy Science Poultry Science [-]

Maestría en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 4 months July 2017 Mexico Chihuahua

El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. El programa está enfocado a la formación integral de recurso humano a nivel posgrado, que al involucrarse en actividades de generación, validación y/o transferencia del conocimiento, así como de formación de profesionistas, den respuesta con propuestas innovadoras y sustentadas en el conocimiento a las demandas de solución a la problemática de los sistemas de producción animal, el uso sustentable y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales en Chihuahua, en México e incluso allende sus fronteras. Para ello, el programa desarrolla en el estudiante diferentes competencias genéricas y de especialidad en cuatro áreas de especialización: Nutrición Animal, Reproducción y Genética Animal, Manejo de Recursos Naturales y Tecnología de Productos de Origen Animal. Misión y Visión MISIÓN Formar recurso humano especializado con competencias integrales para que contribuyan al desarrollo sustentable, mediante la generación, aplicación, difusión y transferencia de conocimiento para la solución de problemas e innovación en los sistemas de producción animal y el cuidado y uso responsable de los recursos naturales, a favor de una mejor calidad de vida en el contexto regional y nacional. VISIÓN 2018 El programa de maestría en ciencias en Producción Animal y Recursos Naturales es un referente nacional e internacional, con alta pertinencia social, reconocido por la productividad académica, impacto de sus resultados y por la calidad en la formación de recursos humanos comprometidos con la generación y aplicación responsable e innovadora del conocimiento para la solución de problemas del sector agroalimentario, los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente. Posee cuerpos... [-]

European MSc Agroecology

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 France Lyon

The European MSc Agroecology is a European programme coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). [+]

The European MSc Agroecology is a European Master’s programme coordinated by ISARA-Lyon and leading to a double degree between ISARA-Lyon and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The European MSc Agroecology is a two-year programme (120 ECTS), professionally oriented, to study interactions among agricultural, food and environmental sciences in a socially oriented and action driven perspective. The objective of the programme is to prepare graduates to produce innovation in agroecology, to create and support sustainability in the farming and food systems. The programme provides the ecological principles to study, design and manage agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource preserving, socially just and economically viable. It prepares students to link theory to practice and to cope with complex situation at different scales by combining scientific learning with professional and practical experiences. Agroecology is the interdisciplinary science that provides information, methods of analysis, evaluation and improvement to promote development of secure and sustainable food systems. Methods from natural and social sciences are integrated to deal with the complex challenges of meeting human food needs in a resource-efficient manner that is economically sound, environmentally benign and socially acceptable. Partner universities NMBU – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway FESIA, France Hohenheim, Germany Kassel-Witzenhausen, Germany Boku, Vienna, Austria Gainesville, Florida, USA Madison, Wisconsin, USA ESALQ, Sao Paulo, Brazil Chapingo, Mexico Other universities upon approval from the programme’s coordinator [-]

MSc Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 more

Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with food, fibres and fuel. This course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel - this course provides the knowledge and practical skills in crop management and crop improvement. You will gain a combination of practical expertise and academic understanding to develop key skills. This MSc provides knowledge and practical skills in crop management and crop improvement, including the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and soil health. Course structure Students will take 8 core modules, up to 2 optional modules and an individual research project, placement or dissertation. Core modules Crop Physiology and Production Advances in Crop Protection Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition Climate Change Organic and Low Input Systems Cereal, Oilseed and Root Crop Agronomy Introduction to BASIS Crop Protection Plant Breeding & Trial Design for Registration Optional Modules (Availability dependent on demand) Biological Invasions in Changing Environments Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystem Services Challenges of Global Food Security International Environmental Law Microbiomics & Metagenomics Marketing Management Accounting & Financial Management Business Strategy Career You will acquire the skills necessary for career paths in the agriculture of crops, agronomy, crop trial management, and as policy development officers, technical commodity specialists and professional advisors. You will also be able to join sales teams for fertiliser, agrochemical and other specialist supply companies. We expect graduates to become the industry’s future managers and leaders. Alumni have gone on to study for a PhD or, for example, into agronomy and agricultural consulting. Career destinations include: Regional Technical Agronomist... [-]

Master of Sciences in Horticulture

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Campus Full time February 2018 Poland Wrocław

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

You study biological and environmental background in cultivation of high quality horticultural plants in sustainable, integrated and organic systems. Research in various fields: plant biotechnology, crop production, horticultural value chains, plant architecture. Graduates are prepared to: handle complex horticultural production systems, preserve the nature and the cultural landscape Specializations: Horticultural Production Green Areas Shaping [-]

MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. Deep knowledge of sciences including biochemistry, plant and animal physiology, and others allows their further scientific growth and/or understanding, and the identification of areas for application of advanced technology in agriculture and food production. The wide offering of optional subjects allows students deep specialization in the area of interest. Graduates are well suited to leading careers in various profit and non-profit institutions and governmental offices, international agri-food companies and enterprises, as well as in research institutions. [-]

Innovative Dairy Chain Management (MSc)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Leeuwarden

This master focuses on farms delivering milk of sufficient quantity and excellent quality in a profitable manner while adhering to quality and safety requirements of the chain. [+]

Changes and innovations in the international dairy sector The Master IDCM focuses on farms delivering milk of sufficient quantity and excellent quality in a profitable manner while adhering to quality and safety requirements of the chain. IDCM is suitable for candidates interested in modern and highly developed dairy chains, and the Netherlands’ dairy industry is used as example for innovations. It also focuses on milk processing from the perspective of processing companies, collaborating with stakeholders in the chain or supporting the chain. “Innovative” stands for creativity in dealing with complex situations such as: developing scenarios for farms and the sector as a whole for uncertainties as opposed to traditional advisory services; developing strategies for changing circumstances; innovative technologies in production, processing and in chain governance; and the establishment of farms in new countries or new areas. The educational programme will make use of cases from dairy countries with a high reputation as well as from countries in transition. It is all about the international dairy industry and providing a reliable and sufficient volume of quality milk. The programme is primarily aimed at mid-career dairy professionals involved in management or co-ordination. Competences Upon graduating, you will be able to •identify innovative needs in (inter)national dairy chain projects and processes •advise on dairy business development •facilitate dairy chain governance towards sustainability and efficiency •mainstream policy development for inclusive dairy value chains •manage quality assurance in the dairy chain •conduct applied research in a dairy value chain •communicate effectively and convincingly in a... [-]

MSc in Agriculture

University of Pannonia
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Veszprém

Our agricultural MSc Degree Program provides expertise for the students to enable them the synthesized use of natural, agricultural, technical and economic knowledge, directing the technology, business and labor organization of agricultural production, as well as the management of applications. MSc Degree holders have all the skills and expertise for a creative work, mastering tasks in innovation, planning and development, joining the scientific work, research and for the admission of PhD training programs. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. MSc in Agriculture http://www.georgikon.hu/english/education/academic-programmes/28-msc-in-agriculture Program leader: Dr. Katalin Sárdi, university professor, Head of Department of Crop Production and Soil Science Phone: +36 83 545 295 E-mail: sardi@georgikon.hu Additional Information: University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty Office of External Affairs H-8360 Keszthely, 16 Deák Ferenc Str. Phone: +36 83 545 148 Fax: +36 83 545 356 E-mail: international@georgikon.hu Course Name: MSc in Agriculture Degree: Master (MSc) in Agriculture Education goals Our agricultural MSc Degree Program provides expertise for the students to enable them the synthesized use of natural, agricultural, technical and economic knowledge, directing the technology, business and labor organization of agricultural production, as well as the management of applications. MSc Degree holders have all the skills and expertise for a creative work, mastering tasks in innovation, planning and development, joining the scientific work, research and for the admission of PhD training programs. The Master’s Degree Program at the Georgikon Faculty offers an advanced level and up-to-date education at each area of agricultural production. This provides a stable background for the further improvement of their knowledge to meet the requirements of any professional field within the European Union or in international relations. Our MSc Degree Program offers three specializations for students based on their main field of interest: Animal Sciences: Population Genetics, Animal Reproductive Physiology, Animal Nutrition, Feeding Technology and Management, Qualification of Animal Products. Crop Sciences and Soil Management: Integrated Production of Field Crops and Horticultural Plants, Biotechnology, Applied Soil Science, Nutrient Management, Irrigated Farming. Soil... [-]

Master of Science Program in Applied Science and Technology in Agricultural Production

Technological Educational Institute Of Crete (TEI)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Greece Crete

The program “Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology in Agricultural Production” at the Technological Educational Institution of Crete is a two-year program held in English that started in winter 2015/16 with the first group of students. While it is a new degree program, it builds on 30 years of experience in the Department of Agriculture... [+]

The program “Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology in Agricultural Production” at the Technological Educational Institution of Crete is a two-year program held in English that started in winter 2015/16 with the first group of students. While it is a new degree program, it builds on 30 years of experience in the Department of Agriculture. The Master program is aimed at two goals: It provides students with the qualification and skills needed to succeed in an increasingly international job market, and it serves as excellent preparation for further graduate studies with the goal of writing a doctoral thesis meeting highest international standards. The successful completion of the MSc includes courses and preparation of master thesis and corresponds to 90 ECTS credits. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in one of the below-mentioned areas may be considered qualified for admission: Faculties and Departments of - Agriculture, including Crop Production, Animal Production, Economy and Biotechnology - Food Technology - Biology and Chemistry - Veterinary For possible other cases of related disciplines, the Committee may decide if and when the students may require to follow and succeed to relevant courses of the undergraduate cycle at the Agricultural Department, TEI of Crete. The 2016 tuition fees for the MSc program are estimated at a total of € 3600 for EU citizens and at a total of € 5500 for NON EU citizens. Purpose The MSc program “Applied Science and Technology in Agricultural Production” held in English by the Department of Agriculture of TEI... [-]

MSc in Agricultural Economics (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides students with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. It aims to equip students with the rigorous technical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics, while maintaining a focus on applications rather than abstract analysis. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. This course provides students with the essential tools required for theoretical and empirical economic analysis, particularly in relation to the renewable natural resources sector. It aims to equip students with the rigorous technical skills that are generic to the field of agricultural economics, while maintaining a focus on applications rather than abstract analysis. Students are able to take modules orientated towards development, production, marketing, policy, and economic transition. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as an agricultural economist or to undertake higher studies within this area. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study,... [-]

MSc in Horticulture

Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW (WULS-SGGW)
Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2017 Poland Warsaw

Provides students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest "life" of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. [+]

Mission of the Faculty

Horticultural plants are a very important part of human environment, human diet and are used in a natural medicine as a remedy against many civilization diseases.

The faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture aims at providing students with a comprehensive knowledge of modern horticulture, including growing and postharvest technologies of horticultural crops grown in temperate climate - vegetable crops, medicinal plants, fruits, ornamental plants, knowledge of integrated pest management, pro-ecological production, biotechnological methods, landscape protection, etc.

 

Mission of the specialization (major)

The specialization in horticulture has been established to provide students with understanding of biological background in growing horticultural crops and postharvest "life" of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. The programme aims also to introduce students to the up-to-date knowledge of environmental-friendly and ecological methods of production of vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants, their storage and postharvest technologies, of using ornamental plants in human environment as well as knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM).... [-]


MSc in Forestry

Poznan University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Poland Poznań

The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry and have obtained the degree of BSc in Forestry or in related sciences. [+]

MSc in Forestry

 

The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry and have obtained the degree of BSc in Forestry or in related sciences.

The programme lasts for three semesters (18 months) and starts in October. After completing the courses, presenting the master’s theses and passing the final examinations the student receives the degree of M.Sc. in Forestry. During their studies, students are offered lectures, practicals, labs and field practicals/trips. Apart from obligatory courses students may select from a number of electives. Semester 1 consists of 17 obligatory courses. Semester 2 consists of 11 obligatory courses and 7 electives. Semester 3 has got a slightly different character, as it offers courses and seminars which should help students complete their master’s theses. It contains no obligatory courses, but students select from a variety of electives, labs and field practicals. The detailed description of the programme and courses is available from the Universities website.... [-]