Master of Science Programs in Agricultural Science

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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's Degree In Animal Production And Natural Resources

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
Campus Full time 4 months July 2017 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. [+]

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

MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development / Sustainable Environment Management

Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 United Kingdom Chatham

The world is currently facing the greatest environmental crisis of recent times: how to sustain over 7 billion people while maintaining a habitable environment. Projected global warming impacts, plus continuing loss of land and other natural resources, will continue to impact adversely on the livelihoods and wellbeing of millions of people. [+]

MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development / Sustainable Environment Management The world is currently facing the greatest environmental crisis of recent times: how to sustain over 7 billion people while maintaining a habitable environment. Projected global warming impacts, plus continuing loss of land and other natural resources, will continue to impact adversely on the livelihoods and wellbeing of millions of people. There is a need to manage the global environment in a more sustainable way and sustainable development must be underpinned by a thorough understanding of environmental issues and their interactions. Emphasising the integrated nature of the subject, this programme provides a solid foundation in environmental science, data collection and analysis, as well as the economic and social contexts in which environmental investigations operate, to give an holistic view of environmental science for modern sustainable development. The team Dr Peter Burt, Programme Leader and leader of the Research Methods, Fundamentals of Meteorology, Climate Change and Ecological Footprinting, GIS and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources. Soils and Environments, and Tools for Sustainability courses is a biometeorologist and expert on climate change and its impacts on organisms. David Grzywacz, deputy programme leader and project tutor, is a specialist in biological crop protection. Dr Rob Black, a former leader of the Institute's MSc in Natural Resources programme, is an expert in law and development in relation to plant protection, regulatory affairs, including legislative review and drafting for agriculture, and quarantine and environmental protection. He leads the Risk Analysis for Agriculture and Development course. Claire... [-]

MSc in Plant Biology with an Emphasis in Food Safety and Security

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

This innovative interdisciplinary program is open to outstanding students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Overview This innovative interdisciplinary program is open to outstanding students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. The program's curriculum combines academic research with hands-on agricultural experience in the Arava desert, Israel’s largest vegetable exporting region. It provides the students with academic knowledge with leading faculty, opportunities to gain practical skills and the chance to be a part of creating a sustainable future. The program offers students an internship opportunity to gain first-hand experience in advanced desert agriculture throughout their studies. The internship is part of an agreement with the Central Arava Council which provides students with tuition assistance. About the Arava desert The program takes place in collaboration with the Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT), and the Agricultural Research and Development Center (at the Yair R&D Station). As part of the collaboration, students will have the unique opportunity to study and reside in a local agricultural village (moshav) within the Arava municipality in the desert. About the Partners Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive university, attracting over 30,000 talented students and renowned faculty from around the globe. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, the university has a strong interdisciplinary focus and collaborates closely with leading institutions worldwide. The campus is located in Tel Aviv, the financial and technology capital of Israel – which is known for its entrepreneurial atmosphere and large number of start-up companies.... [-]

MSc in Animal Behaviour

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied element in terms of how the principles of animal behaviour can be applied to practical problems such as animal welfare and conservation. [+]

The MSc in Animal Behaviour addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied element in terms of how the principles of animal behaviour can be applied to practical problems such as animal welfare and conservation. Students can gain experience of laboratory studies (of invertebrates) and field work. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of elective units are available, including Zoo Conservation Biology which takes place at Chester Zoo. There is also a compulsory residential field course in Poland or Tanzania. The MSc is completed by a research-based project which can be carried out overseas or in the UK. There are also opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira. Features and benefits of the course We work with the College of African Wildlife Management and the Kenya Wildlife Service and are able to offer unique fieldwork experiences in Tanzania and Kenya. You will have the opportunity to stay for six weeks at one of our research bases in Tanzania or Kenya to collect data for your own research project. Course delivery is flexible and most lectures take place in the evening. Lectures, other course materials and assessment information are available via our online learning platform, Moodle. In the last ten years we’ve invested over £50 million in our home, John Dalton building, including high specification teaching and research facilities for biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, microbiology,... [-]

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 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. [+]

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 Technologies Livestock Production Technologies Production... [-]

MSc in Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management

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

This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health. The staff will lead a series of field practice training sessions: (i) Running Water Field Practice at various water types from creeks to rivers; (ii) Standing Water Field Practice at various water types such as, oxbows, ponds, reservoirs and lakes, which will improve the practical knowledge and build transferable skills in the theoretical and practical knowledge. These field skills training will both focus on strengthening capabilities to conduct high quality research for their dissertation and for their future professional development. The intended learning outcomes are that students will develop a knowledge and understanding of: (i) the physical, chemical and biological nature of water and their variations in time and space; (ii) the key concepts concerning various water types and water quality problems in relation to water use and sustainability; (iii) practical methods and techniques for water quality, monitoring and management; (iv)... [-]

MSc in Horticulture

Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW (WULS-SGGW)
Campus Full time 3 semesters March 2018 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).... [-]


Master of Sciences in Horticulture

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Poland Wrocław

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

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Speciality: Green Areas Shaping, Horticultural Production* Duration: 1,5 years (3 semesters) Professional title: Master Study Profile: general academic Start Month: February Semester Tuition Fee: 1600 EUR Overview Horticulture Master Course provides students with in-depth knowledge in sustainable horticulture, landscape shaping and environment protection. The programme presents biological and environmental background in cultivation of high quality horticultural plants in sustainable, integrated and organic systems. During the education process the student learns how to perform research in the field of instrumental analysis, data processing with various computer techniques. The student is able to process and analyse the research results, present the knowledge in specific field of horticulture. Furthermore, the courses presents quality management techniques in production and the basics in work organization. On specialized level, the student is able to use research and analysis techniques. On the professional level, he is able to make independent decisions in horticulture business. *The candidate while enrolling to the course decides if he wants to follow the programme for one of the specialities: Green Areas Shaping or Horticultural Production. However, there must be sufficient amount of students wanting to study the particular speciality, so it may be open. If one speciality does not have enough prospective students, its candidates are offered the second speciality as an alternative. What will you study? Green Areas Shaping 1st semester Statistics and experimentation, commodity science, plant arrangement, agrofitocenology, landscape shaping and maintenance. 2nd and 3rd semester Nature Conservation, basics of sustainable horticulture, molecular biology, green... [-]

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. [+]

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 at Bayer CropScience Trainee Agronomist... [-]

Master in Agricultural Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Would you like to be involved in finding solutions to future challenges of food and energy production, such as climate change, population growth and limited energy resources? Are you interested in animal welfare, clean soil, environmental issues or the newest methods in biological and genetic engineering? Would you like to learn about automation and robotics in agriculture? Join the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences on the Viikki Campus to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The University of Helsinki is the only university in Finland to offer academic education in this field. In the Master’s Programme in Agricultural Sciences, you can pursue studies in plant production sciences, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science, depending on your interests and previous studies. For further information about the study tracks, see Programme contents. Upon completing a Master’s degree, you will: Be an expert in plant production science, animal science, agrotechnology, or environmental soil science. Be able to assess the sustainability and environmental impact of food and energy production. Be able to apply biosciences, ecology, chemistry, physics or statistics, depending on your study track, to the future needs of agriculture. Have mastered the key issues and future development trends of your field. Have mastered state-of-the-art research and analysis methods and techniques. Be able to engage in international activities, project work and communication. Be able to acquire and interpret scientific research information in your field and present it orally and in writing. Have the qualifications to... [-]

MSc Applied Plant Science

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Medway London + 2 more

Developed by researchers and staff with experience of international horticulture and agriculture, our MSc Applied Plant Science will develop your knowledge and practical skills for both research and business. Research projects are located at placement hosts or in University labs. [+]

Why this MSc? See our page at http://www.nri.org/study-with-us/postgraduate/msc-applied-plant-science Experts in plant sciences are increasingly needed by businesses worldwide, in research and innovation, in governments and agencies. This degree programme will give you: • Broad research- and business-led course content • The opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your own interests and career • A route to study the full MSc in one year, or individual courses for continuing professional development You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience working in and applying plant science, in commerce, industry and governance. You will undertake field trips and external research placements which will provide you with practical experience and employment opportunities. Where will I study? You will be based at the University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime campus, where you will benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute, a multidisciplinary centre of excellence with an established reputation for high-quality research and training in support of global food security and sustainable development. You will also gain practical skills at Hadlow College, Kent, and at research institutes and other business settings. The programme will include: a thorough practical and theoretical grounding in: - The science of plant biology and its application in the commercial and research arena - The practicalities of horticulture and agriculture technologies - The commercial aspects of this business area, including the planning, execution and evaluation of trials to exploit and develop novel approaches, practices, and crops What will you study? You will study four core... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 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. [-]