Master of Science Programs in Agricultural Science

Compare 53 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 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.... [-]


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 optimizing 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 optimizing 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 the increased regulation, and to eliminate waste from the entire production cycle. This approach is not about maximizing 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 to their thesis project.... [-]


Innovative Dairy Chain Management (MSc)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Leeuwarden

Are you interested in modern and highly developed dairy chains? This programme 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 an 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc in Timber Engineering

University of Sopron - Simonyi Karoly Faculty of Engineering, Wood Sciences and Applied Arts
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Sopron

Timber industry engineers are welcome in the primary and secondary processing of wood (sawmills, furniture factories, wood construction companies, etc.), in research institutes and universities globally. [+]

About the Faculty:

The Simonyi Karoly Faculty is the only Higher Education Institution for wood science and technology in Hungary. It has 50 years of experience in education and research. In the past years, hundreds of engineers have graduated from this Faculty to work locally and worldwide as international researchers, engineers or teachers.

Career opportunities

Timber industry engineers are welcome in the primary and secondary processing of wood (sawmills, furniture factories, wood construction companies, etc.), in research institutes and universities globally.

Master thesis project opportunities (examples): utilization of fast-growing plantation wood species (poplar, paulownia, robinia, etc.) for high value-added products modification of wood’s properties (acetylation, thermal, hygro-thermal and other methods) technology development for pencil manufacturing product and technology development for outdoor furniture (incl. playgrounds) NDT (non-destructive testing of wood), NIR spectra for moisture measurements color stability of wood surface stability of hardwoods treated by different finishing materials Carbon fiber reinforced wood (load bearing elements) nano-cellulose for film materials wood protection (materials, constructions) etc. The goals of the master course and competencies to be learned: ... [-]

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Forest science

University of Padova
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Padua

Forest Science Master Degree prepares high-profile graduates with a holistic, innovative and international vision on the management and conservation of forests and natural resources. [+]

Course description

Forest Science offers two different curricula.

Forest and Land Management forms specialists in sustainable management, conservation and integrated valorisation of forests and natural resources and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to forestry. Subjects taught include applied ecology and functioning of natural ecosystems, management of wildlife and insects, biotic and abiotic disturbances and related mitigation tools, applied forestry and forest operations, forest pathology, bio-economy and resource valorization, hydrology, fluviomorphology, integrated management of erosion in steep slopes of mountainous areas. Students acquire awareness and understanding of the organization of forest and mountain ecosystems and skills for sustainable management of forests and rural landscape, especially in an Alpine and Mediterranean environment.... [-]


Master of Bioscience Engineering: Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is about ensuring the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations in both the global North and global South. Agro- and ecosystems provide a wide range of essential goods and services such as food, water, energy, and biodiversity. Yet, the contemporary context of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic globalization, climate change, deforestation, soil pollution and degradation challenges the future provisioning of a sufficient quantity and quality of these goods and services. [+]

Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering is about ensuring the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations in both the global North and global South. Agro- and ecosystems provide a wide range of essential goods and services such as food, water, energy, and biodiversity. Yet, the contemporary context of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic globalization, climate change, deforestation, soil pollution and degradation challenges the future provisioning of a sufficient quantity and quality of these goods and services.

What is the Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering all about?

The Master of Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering (ACE) provides in-depth knowledge of the functioning and management of natural and production-oriented ecosystems. You can choose to focus on either temperate or (sub)tropical settings, or a combination of both. You compliment the interdisciplinary core program with a major specialization in one out of four different domains: biological production, abiotic and biotic environment, bioeconomics, and bio-geo information.... [-]


MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR)

University of Lisbon
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon Italy Viterbo Padua Spain Lleida Palencia Turkey Trabzon Porto + 9 more

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Master Course Program that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools - based on sound science and a multidisciplinary approach, in order to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy-making. [+]

About MEDfOR MEDfOR - MEDITERRANEAN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area. MEDfOR address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as:

forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area, to address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.... [-]


Master of Science Agricultural & Food Data Management

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 France Beauvais

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

Master of Science Agricultural & Food Data Management

Please note that this program is entirely taught in ENGLISH

The "Agricultural and Food Data Management" 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.... [-]


Master of Science in International Fisheries Management

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

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) program caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's program 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 program. [+]

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) program caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's program 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 program.

The program 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 program 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).... [-]


Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, MSc

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 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 program 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.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 2019 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 a 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 a 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.... [-]