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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Animal Science (MAnimSc)

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.

Program highlights

  • 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

Campus Information

Gatton

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.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal research scientist
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Customs officer
  • Equine nutritionist
  • Equine physical therapist
  • Livestock adviser or consultant
  • National parks and wildlife officer
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Wildlife scientist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
Bachelor degree in any field; or
Graduate Certificate in Animal Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.