La Trobe University

Master of Agricultural Science


Start dates
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
36 400
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

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

An Australian degree with Honours in science, or its equivalent, with a specialisation in an agricultural or biological discipline. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still 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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

36 400


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

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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.

CRICOS code: 055077B