La Trobe University

Master of Agricultural Science


Start dates
2 years full-time, or up to 4 years part-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.
This program enables you to conduct research in a wide range of areas including but not restricted to: animal nutrition, animal health, parasitology, endocrinology crop and pasture nutrition, soil science and domestic

animal endocrinology, developmental biology and neurobiology.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


An Australian Honours degree in Science, or its equivalent, with a specialisation in an agricultural or biological discipline. Applicants with Honours at H2B level or equivalent may be considered in some instances.

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Agricultural Science may apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the AIAST for details.

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.