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Sustainable Agriculture, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
Shape the future of agriculture with the Sustainable Agriculture program offered by the Charles Sturt University. This course develops your expertise in the natural resource, human and economic factors affecting agricultural sustainability.


Course highlights

  • Develop advanced scholarship and research skills

    This course is designed to equip you with high-level analytical, research and problem-solving skills and conceptual insight. In a capstone project, you'll develop a research question in an area of interest, gather evidence and present your findings in a dissertation.

  • Study at your own pace

    You can complete between one and four subjects a session, or choose to study a limited range of subjects during Session 3 (November to February) to speed up your progress through the course.

  • An academic community rooted in the regions

    Charles Sturt University is the largest provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia. Our industry links ensure your course is relevant and topical and you gain the expertise to make an impact in your profession.

Career opportunities

The Master of Sustainable Agriculture will enable you to redirect or enhance your capabilities for a career in the agricultural or agribusiness sectors. You’ll be well-positioned to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management in a wide range of industry contexts, including advisory and policy/advocacy roles, Landcare and catchment management agency roles, agricultural education and training, executive management, rural counselling, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector and natural resource management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
  • Managing Agro-Ecosystems
  • Reading in Science and Agriculture
  • Resource Economics
  • Managing Rural Change

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 18 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus, Online

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        Academic Requirements

        • CRICOS CODE: 065836G (Orange)
        • A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
        • A completed Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
        • A completed Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
        • Relevant Industry experience from the agricultural/business sector of at least 2 years or equivalent knowledge gained through alternate means.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          30400 AUD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        $3800 per 8 credit point subject


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