Master of Science Programs in Agricultural Science

Compare 54 Masters of Science 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 in Agri-food Technology

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge and expertise to undertake technical and production management roles in the globally important agri-food sector. [+]

This programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge and expertise to undertake technical and production management roles in the globally important agri-food sector.

The agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change and health and well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to study areas such as advanced crop science, advanced food manufacturing, new product and process development, food safety & technical management, as well as commercial, operational, supply chain and agile management.

Students will also have access to industry-relevant specialist technologies and new equipment at both the University of Lincoln’s food and agricultural campuses, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach, and at Riseholme Park.... [-]


Rural Development Engineering, MSc

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

The objective of the program is to prepare professionals for understanding sustainable development and the present problems of rural areas basing on knowledge relating to agriculture, economic management as well as regional and rural development, for cooperating in the determination of the possible directions of development, defining special development programs, managing their realizations and carrying out the monitoring of the processes. [+]

Course structure: Accounting for Managers (5 credits) Agrarian Policy (3 credits) Agrarian Policy Analysis Programs (3 credits) Alternative Management (3 credits) Community Development (3 credits) Corporation for The Rural Development (3 credits) Economic Law (4 credits) Economics of Agricultural Markets (4 credits) Economics of Agriculture Sectors (5 credits) Food Chain Safety (2 credits) Human Resource Management (3 credits) Integrated Regional Development (3 credits) Integrated Settlement Development (3 credits) Local Economic and Enterprise Development (3 credits) Local Rural Development (3 credits) Production Economics (4 credits) Project Management (3 credits) Regional Planning and Programming (7 credits) Research Methodology (5 credits) Rural and Environmental Policy (4 credits) Rural Economy (4 credits) Rural Security Studies (3 credits) Rural Sociology (3 credits) Trading and Logistics Studies (4 credits) Professional Optional Subjects Enterprise Innovation (3 credits) City and Regional Marketing (3 credits) Social and Human Studies (3 credits) Business Consulting (3 credits) Organic Farming (3 credits) Thesis writing (20 credits) [-]

Master of Science in International Fisheries Management

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Norway Tromsø

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) programme caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's programme which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM programme. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. The International Fisheries Management (IFM) programme caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's programme which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM programme. The programme emphasizes knowledge of scientific theory and methods, and will offer students experience in the use of these. By facilitating reflection and using case studies from various parts of the world, the programme will develop the students understanding of how fisheries and aquaculture are managed. Students will carry out nine courses over a period of 1.5 years (total of 90 ECTS), before writing the Master's Thesis (30 ECTS). Two out of the nine courses are optional, with certain courses recommended, depending on previous qualifications. A typical thesis is problem-oriented and includes: a literature survey or review, theory, methods and data used, results and policy and management implications. Students may use data from their country of origin, data from a Norwegian setting or other relevant data, all dependent on approval from the designated supervisor. Each student will receive a local supervisor and if needed, an external one. The courses are designed to offer a basic understanding of fisheries biology, technology, economics and management. Through the course FSK-3005 the various subjects are bound together, offering a multidisciplinary view on a number of selected fisheries and aquaculture cases. Learning outcomes For each programme at UiT -... [-]

Master in Forest Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland. [+]

How can forests help us fight cli­mate change?

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland.... [-]


Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in: ... [-]


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. Cost & Fees ... [-]

European MSc Agroecology

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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). [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. 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 in Agro-Environmental Management

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

Master in Agricultural Science

ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Lille

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in Agricultural Science The Agricultural Science major aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of : livestock housing, nutrition and production; crop systems modelling, protection and management; smart farming and new technologies in agriculture. [+]

Master of Science and Engineering, Major in Agricultural Science

The Agricultural Science major aims to meet the current and future needs of companies, public authorities and research laboratories by training future managers and scientists benefiting from French and European expertise in the fields of :

livestock housing, nutrition and production crop systems modelling, protection and management smart farming and new technologies in agriculture Course Objectives

First, the fundamental objective of this program is to have a general overview of Agricultural Science. Courses range from food chain theory and crop management to livestock and plant production. Although this general approach is taught through its technical and scientific aspects, it is also crucial to include economic, sociological and ethical aspects to comprehend the notion of sustainability in agricultural.... [-]


Agrifood Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

The courses are suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. [+]

Agrifood Degrees MSc in Food Chain Systems

Our Food Chain Systems MSc has been developed as a result of extensive industry-led research. The course examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market with the overall aim of enhancing the quality and safety of food.

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Who is it for? The course is suitable for new graduates from a science or technology background who are interested in a career within the food industry. The course is also ideal for professionals already working in the industry who would like to train to further their careers. Available on a full and part-time basis the course offers flexibility and support for those who wish to train whilst remaining in employment. Food Chain Systems MSc is part of the Agriculture and Food Programme. It provides a critical appreciation of the issues concerned with the production and supply of safe food in the modern world. Through the integration of scientific, technological and managerial factors students will learn how to use food resources more efficiently to achieve higher quality and safer food production as well as successfully understand and manage food supply chains. The holistic approach of the MSc will provide you with a detailed understanding of the whole of the food chain system including:... [-]


Master of Science in Rural Estate Management

Royal Agricultural University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 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). [+]

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 creation and implementation process in... [-]

MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

As of the 2018/2019 session the courses offered on this programme will be revised and the programme title may change, but the content will still focus on sustainable agriculture

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... [-]


MSc in Agriculture

University of Pannonia
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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 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 Information Systems Economic and Social... [-]

MSc Aquatic Science and Technology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. 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... [-]