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Enhance your knowledge and skills for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science with a specialisation of either Agricultural Economics, Crop and Livestock Farming Systems, Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.

The challenges of a rapidly growing population and the limitations of land and fresh water all affect the ability of agriculture to meet the demand for food, fibre and fuel. 

World populations and economies are increasing their demands for food and fibre. Agricultural systems are placed under pressure to meet environmental, social and economic goals. This Agricultural Science from The University of Western Australia prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science.

Career Pathways

You could find work as an environmental consultant, environmental manager, agricultural scientist, land economist, agricultural consultant any many more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics 
  • Microeconomics: Policy and Applications 
  • Agricultural Economics and Marketing 
  • Data Use in Science 
  • International Agriculture: Research and Development (Agricultural Economics) 
  • Environmental and Resource Economics 
  • Agriculture and Economic Development 

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity

                      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                      Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 18 months
                      • Duration description
                        1.5 - 2 years
                      Part-time
                    • Credits
                      96 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus
                    • More information Go to the programme website

                    English Language Requirements

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      82

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      570

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                    General Requirements

                    CRICOS CODE: 074945E
                    • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
                    • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent
                    • For the Agricultural Economics specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either statistics, mathematics, or economics; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      52404 AUD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 78600 AUD for the full programme 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.
                    Domestic average annual fee: $8934

                    Living costs for Perth

                    • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                    Funding

                    Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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