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Master of Agriculture

  • Masters (Coursework)

If you are passionate about the primary industries, Massey University's new Master of Agriculture will help you progress your career.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)

About this course

If you are passionate about the primary industries, Massey University's new Master of Agriculture will help you progress your career.

Entry requirements

Master of Agriculture (180 credits)

Admission to the Master of Agriculture requires you to have a Bachelor of AgriScience degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, and have achieved a B average over the 300-level majoring courses.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Manawatu

What you will learn

Your study will cover a wide range of topics including related environmental, consumer and policy issues in areas like:

  • Agribusiness
  • Extension and consultancy
  • Animal science
  • Management of primary systems
  • Life cycle management
  • Soil science
  • Agricultural plants
  • Plant health
  • Equine

As well as subject-related skills, you will gain and/or improve your critical analysis, project management and communication skills. You will learn how to integrate science, new and emerging technologies and sustainable management to resolve issues relevant to the primary industries.

Career pathways

The primary industries are growing and there are great employment and business opportunities for suitably qualified graduates.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Occupational Outlook indicates that employment prospects are good in all primary industry sectors. The New Zealand Immigration service has also included a wide range of primary industry jobs in the skills shortage list, particularly in supervisory and management roles.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • Young master's graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master's graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor's degree.