Master of Science Degrees in Agricultural Science

Compare 61 Master of Science Degrees 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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Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cirencester

This one-year Masters degree provides a highly-regarded course of studies to equip you for such a career. Not only does it provide an opportunity to gain an MSc in Rural Estate Management, but also a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered surveyor, as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) fully accredits this course. Qualification as a chartered surveyor can be gained by completion of this MSc, followed by undertaking two years of professional experience, known as the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. The aims of the course are to enable you to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice as a rural property manager and for entry to the relevant professional bodies, such as RICS and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). It is an intensive 12-month study programme with an emphasis on the practical integration and development of the traditional core elements of a land management course. Modules are designed to provide an understanding of the areas of professional involvement and practice that will have to be considered when delivering advice on all manner of decisions relating to rural estate management. The final part of the course will take the form of a research-based dissertation on a topic of your choice. To assist you with your dissertations, there is a series of workshops on research methodology and the preparation of a research dissertation. In addition, a member of staff is assigned to supervise your dissertation and you will also have a personal tutor. The eight core modules run concurrently for the first eight months of the course, with final examinations taking place at the end of May. The dissertation needs to be submitted by the middle of September, which gives you the opportunity to write up your dissertations over the summer. Please note, all of our degree courses begin at the end of September each year (see the term dates on our website). Modules Rural Policy - A review of the policy... [-]

Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, MSc

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Hungary Debrecen

The MSc in Environmental Management is designed to develop your undergraduate knowledge and improve it through application and research. [+]

The field of Environmental Management is broad and the programme reflects this diversity, with emphasis on Natural Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Technologies, Environmental Informatics, which are the key research areas of the Department of Water and Environmental Management responsible for the course. Throughout your stay at Debrecen University, as a postgraduate student of Environmental Management, you will have a personal academic tutor to guide you through your studies and to meet your individual goals and interests. Areas of study: Public Administration, Organization-Environmental Law, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Technologies, Land Use and Regional Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Laboratory Measurement Techniques, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Technologies, Nature Protection, Water Resource Management and Water Quality Protection, Landscape Management, Environmental and Quality Management, Environmental Informatics, Agri-Environmental Politics, Environmental Economy, Agricultural Remote Sensing, Agrohydrology-Agricultural Watershed Management, Precision Agriculture, Environmental Health, Agri-Environmental Protection. [-]

Master Engineering : Agronomy, Food, Environment - taught in FRENCH

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 - 5 years September 2017 France Lyon

This program is taught in FRENCH. A Master-level diploma recognized by French State, the Engineering Programme prepares students to occupy various managing positions in professional organizations, public institutions, companies and laboratories of the agricultural and food sectors. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Master Ingénieur Agronomie, Alimentation, Environnement [-]

MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Business

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Business approaches agriculture from an interdisciplinary perspective that focuses on: Increasing agricultural production whilst minimizing the impact on the environment Developing and managing agricultural enterprises of various sizes Agricultural products marketing and trading [+]

The MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Business approaches agriculture from an interdisciplinary perspective that focuses on: Increasing agricultural production whilst minimizing the impact on the environment Developing and managing agricultural enterprises of various sizes Agricultural products marketing and trading The Programme aims at: University and technological education institute graduates who wish to acquire expertise in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness Professionals who wish to establish start-up agricultural companies that bring new ideas to both farming and the market Professionals who work in the private/public agricultural/agribusiness sectors and wish to redirect their careers or enhance their existing capabilities The Core Courses The core courses ensure that you acquire knowledge of practical concepts and attain skills directly relevant to your career aspirations. First Term - Core Courses The Biological Environment Soil Processes Integrated Disease Management Integrated Management of Arthropods Agri-product Trade and Markets Second Term - Core Courses Use of Modern Technologies in Different Crops Management of Soil Resources Agricultural Finance Applied Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Third Term - Elective Courses (Students choose one course) Agricultural Policy Greenhouse Management Climate Change Water Management Plant Breeding Analytical Tools for Business Forecasting Entrepreneurship and Innovation E-commerce and Digital Marketing Agribusiness Brand Management and Export Marketing Consulting Project Students participate in a group consulting project. They study a real project of a particular agricultural company or organization and following problem-solving strategies, they prepare and present concrete and practical solutions. The project supplants 1 elective course. The Dissertation The dissertation is an individual project of original... [-]

Animal, Dairy, Poultry sciences

International Accelerator
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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. 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 [-]

Master of Science in Agricultural Biotechnology

University of Malaysia Kelantan
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 10 semesters January 2018 Malaysia Kota Bharu Bachok Jeli + 3 more

The aim of the Master of Science in Agricultural Biotechnology is to produce graduates who are able to use range of tools, including traditional breeding techniques that alter living organisms or parts of organisms, to make or modify products; improve plants or animals; or develop microorganisms for specific agricultural using genetic engineering technology. [+]

The aim of the Master of Science in Agricultural Biotechnology is to produce graduates who are able to use range of tools, including traditional breeding techniques that alter living organisms or parts of organisms, to make or modify products; improve plants or animals; or develop microorganisms for specific agricultural using genetic engineering technology. Admission Requirement Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (CGPA >2.75) from recognized institutions of higher learning or equivalent qualification as endorsed by the Senate. Applicants with other qualifications may also be considered for admission provided he/she has appropriate research experience and able to demonstrate the capacity to undertake Postgraduate Studies. [-]

MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. This programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in agriculture and sustainable development in the private sector, research, NGO or government communities. It provides a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of sustainable agriculture and the intellectual tools for understanding sustainable agriculture systems. The courses combine theoretical approaches and empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and agricultural scenarios. Teaching will focus on case studies from NRI’s corporate experience of looking at how research into agricultural issues, both in the natural and social sciences, can be translated into knowledge and products that have real impact on increasing the effectiveness of agriculture in delivering food security and enhancing livelihoods for all stakeholders. The potential role of agricultural innovations, both in technology, including biotechnology, knowledge systems, extension services and institutional partnerships in promoting development are also a strong theme in courses. The aims of the programme are: - To understand modern agricultural systems and the associated technologies of production together with their potential impacts on agriculture and livelihoods - To understand the social, institutional and economic context within which agriculture operates - To understand modern agriculture and its role in sustainable development. Course content: - Research Methods (15 credits) - Tools for Sustainable Agriculture (15 Credits) - Integrated Pest Management (30 credits) - Independent research project dissertation (60 credits) - Four 15-credit options from a list that currently includes: Agronomy; Agroforestry; Economics, Agriculture, and Marketing; Livestock and Sustainable... [-]

Master's Degree In Animal Production And Natural Resources

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 4 months July 2018 Mexico Chihuahua

The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. [+]

The program is aimed at the integral formation of human resources at the graduate level, to engage in generation, validation and / or transfer of knowledge and training of professionals, are responsive to innovative proposals and supported knowledge to demands solution to the problem of animal production systems, sustainable use and exploitation of natural resources in Chihuahua, Mexico and even beyond. To do this, the program develops in the student different generic and specialty skills in four areas of expertise: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Natural Resources Management and Technology of Animal Products. Mission and Vision MISSION To train specialized human resources with comprehensive skills to contribute to sustainable development through the generation, application, dissemination and transfer of knowledge to problem solving and innovation in animal production systems and care and responsible use of natural resources, for a better quality of life in the regional and national context. VISION 2018 The program Master of Science in Animal Production and Natural Resources is a national and international reference, with high social relevance, recognized by the academic productivity impact of its results and the quality in the training of human resources committed to the generation and application responsible and innovative knowledge to solve problems of the food industry, natural resources and the environment. It has high-level academic bodies, able to analyze and design solutions from various technological, economic, social and environmental dimensions through projects articulated in collaborative networks that contribute to the strengthening of the Faculty and the University. ADMISSION PROFILE... [-]

MSc Wine Management

Burgundy School of Business
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 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 in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit with your individual needs. Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture and Development Aquaculture and the Environment Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture Business Management provides appropriate and flexible learning opportunities to allow students to understand the economics of aquaculture and set up business plans necessary to establish and consolidate new and existing aquaculture enterprises. The course places an emphasis on investment, financial management and marketing considerations, fundamental to the success of commercial aquaculture operations in any operating context. The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture Business Management, there are two compulsory advanced topics of study: Business and Financial Management, and Policy, Planning and Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome. Aquaculture and Development The Aquaculture and Development course offers students the opportunity to hone skills necessary to plan, manage and evaluate aquaculture development projects. This course places an emphasis on ensuring the sustainability of... [-]

MSc Aquatic Science and Technology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Lyngby

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, 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. [+]

With an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology, 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. Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and the seas, lakes, and streams have a crucial role to play in regulating our planet’s biogeography and climate—and in maintaining biodiversity. Moreover, a large part of the global population is dependent on fisheries and aquaculture as a source of food or income, and ‘blue growth’ features high on the EU’s political agenda. We are facing major global challenges in relation to the environment and food supply. It is becoming increasingly important to utilize marine and freshwater ecosystems more sustainably, and to develop the necessary technology for sustainable production of fish and shellfish. It is also necessary to assess and reduce the environmental impact from other human activities, for instance maritime transport and off-shore energy production. Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment is a pre-requisite for all life on our planet, and society will need professionals who are able to combine research and technology, to safeguard the aquatic ecosystems and resources. Study programme focus The MSc programme in Aquatic Science and Technology focuses on aquaculture, fisheries, oceanography, and the management of aquatic resources. The study programme addresses the challenges associated with sustainable fisheries and aquaculture as well as maintenance of healthy ecosystems under changing environment.... [-]

Master of Science Agricultural Data Management & Decision Models

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 France Beauvais

The "Data Management and Decision Models" Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Master of Science Agricultural Data Management & Decision Models Please note that this program is entirely taught in ENGLISH The "Data Management and Decision Models" Master of Science is at the interface of cutting-edge technology and the agriculture and food industries. Topics of study include processing data from connected devices such as drones, satellites, tablets and smartphones and data on the behavior of stakeholders in a given field, and managing and analyzing big data for decision-making purposes. It is widely believed that by 2020, big data will have had a revolutionary effect on companies in terms of management, research & development and marketing. The rapid development of digital technologies will result in the development of new approaches to agriculture, requiring new skills. The aim of the Master of Science is to train up data scientists for agriculture. Our course enjoys the support of several academic and industry partners, including the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG) in Pulawy (Poland), ISAGRI, Cap Seine, Coop de France, Defisol, INVENTIV IT, Agro EDI Europe, TheGreenData and F4F. Objectives A Master of Science with a strong focus on innovation and data science for agriculture Interdisciplinary teaching in English: agriculture, big data, mapping, data mining, computing, machinery, project management, sociology, etc. Jobs centered on new technologies Innovation with a project led by professionals Expert supervision by professionals and researchers Skills The focus is on expertise in big data management, which has become a key factor in company performance... [-]

MSc in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Zoology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Zoology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Zoology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Zoology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study. The Master’s degree in Zoology consists of three programmes i.e. Aquatic Health, Biodiversity and Conservation and Zoology.The Master’s examination in Zoology normally consists of a dissertation on an approved research topic, based on experimental work approved by the Head of the Department and the Faculty of Science, a manuscript ready for publication and two seminar presentations. Alternatively, a Tutored Master’s degree depending on the nature of the topic, consists of three examination papers (lectured component) that makes up 50% of the final mark and a research project in the form of a minor dissertation (making up the remaining 50% of the credits for the degree). To pass,a student must obtain at least 50% for each of the examination papers as well as the research project,based on a... [-]

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... [-]