Master of Science Degrees in Agricultural Science

Compare 72 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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MSc Wine Management

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

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

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

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). [+]

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 Applied Plant Sciences

Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Chatham

The course will provide students with an overview and practical experience of the principles and latest developments in plant science and crop husbandry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. MSc Applied Plant Sciences Why study this programme? The course will provide students with an overview and practical experience of the principles and latest developments in plant science and crop husbandry. Research-active scientists, and staff with experience of UK and international horticulture and agriculture, have developed a programme that links the commercial and academic worlds, with field trips and external research placements, for students who wish to specialise in the plant sciences or seek rewarding employment in this area. Our links with business in the southeastern region and international research at Greenwich University’s Natural Resources Institute (NRI) will enable students to understand the global relevance of current plant research and innovation, in food and non-food horticulture and agriculture. The location of the Chatham and Hadlow College campuses, within reach of the Garden of England’s extensive and varied horticulture and agriculture, facilitates student teaching and research activities linked with local businesses and R&D providers such as East Malling Research (EMR). Hadlow College’s broad network of land-based-sector stakeholders forms an extensive regional interface within the southeast and beyond, a unique opportunity for students’ education in and experience of applied plant science. The extensive international expertise of NRI staff, a world-leading specialistand Gates Foundation-funded research organisation which receives funding from a variety of sources, provides research-led content on the MSc Applied Plant Science that is relevant to overseas’ markets. Taught content includes fundamental processes, practical horticulture, and the delivery and application of practical science. The mix of natural... [-]

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. [+]

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 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).... [-]


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,... [-]

MSc in Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 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 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 of Science Research (MSCR)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 more

The Master of Science (Research) gives you the skills and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research area. [+]

MSc Degrees in Agricultural Science. Enhance your science research career The Master of Science (Research) gives you the skills and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research area. In this degree, highly motivated and highly qualified students undertake advanced study to produce a research-based dissertation which will help you to develop your research skills in a specialised area of knowledge and proceed further with your science research career. Within this degree you will have the choice of three specialisations’ to focus your research studies. They include: Applied Research Advanced Research Psychology Research In this degree you will find the emphasis to be on the development of knowledge and skills to allow you to undertake independent research and professional practice in your chosen area. The Master of Science (Research) (Applied Research) gives you the tools and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research field. In this degree, highly motivated and highly qualified students undertake advanced study to produce a research-based dissertation which will help you to develop your research skills in a specialised area of knowledge and proceed further with your career. The Applied Research major combines research and coursework to enhance your knowledge across a range of different science-based disciplines. Throughout the Master of Science (Research), you will find emphasis to be on the development of knowledge and skills to allow you to undertake independent research and professional practice in your chosen science specialty area. Your studies within this specialisation... [-]

Animal, Dairy, Poultry sciences

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

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

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

MSc in Agricultural Economics (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Distance learning Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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

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

MSc 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 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 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. [+]

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 Agriculture; Plant Disease Management; Agricultural... [-]

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... [-]