Master of Animal Science
Develop core skills in animal science with the flexibility to select business electives that hone your management and leadership skills to further your career.
The Master of Animal Science is designed for recent graduates in any field, those with a Graduate Certificate in Animal Science, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their skills or redirect their career into animal science.
For your 2 years' full-time studies, you'll select from over 30 courses, including those within one of 3 specialised fields – Equine Science, Production Animal Science or Wildlife Biology – allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.
The program also gives you the opportunity to complete a significant research project, which may provide a pathway to higher degree by research programs.
Graduates have the leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns and competition for limited resources.
This expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.
- Study at the university ranked number one in Australia in agriculture, for both research and teaching outcomes.
- Learn from world-class academic staff, ensuring you receive the highest quality education.
- Benefit from hands-on learning in extensive research and teaching facilities on Gatton campus.
- Utilise specialist equine and wildlife facilities, as well as a dairy, piggery, sheep and goat herds and visit commercial enterprises.
Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Equine Science
- Production Animal Science
- Wildlife Biology
Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.
Application Processing Time in Days: 28
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
At UQ, we use a 7 point grading scale, where a 4 is a pass and 7 is the highest grade. When assessing your qualifications, we will convert the grade you received in your previous studies to our grading scale. This sometimes involves recalculating your GPA.
Different institutions calculate GPAs with different methods. When calculating your GPA, we may exclude certain non-academic subjects and include all failing grades.
Our GPA equivalency guide can be used as a guide to help you find the minimum UQ GPA equivalencies for the country or region where you completed your bachelor's degree.
If your GPA doesn't meet the minimum requirement for the program you're interested in, you may receive an articulation offer, which could allow you to progress to the master's degree when you meet the GPA requirements.
To enrol in the program a person must hold a relevant bachelor degree in Economics or cognate discipline or equivalent as approved by the Executive Dean; and satisfy the Executive Dean that, based on the academic record, the person is suitably qualified for admission.
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.
- Course Code: 079383E
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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