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Why study postgraduate agriculture at Sydney

Propel your career forward by studying agriculture
Find out how our postgraduate courses in agriculture will train you to solve the big challenges in the world: food security, climate change, water and the environment.

Why study postgraduate agriculture?

The Master of Agriculture and Environment trains you to solve the big challenges in the world: food security, climate change, and management of carbon, water and the environment.

With lots of professional experience in the lab and out in the field, you’ll be ready to contribute to a booming sector that generates over $150 billion a year in production, contributes around 16% of Australia's export earnings, and tackles the biggest global issues of our time.

Associate Professor Daniel Tan

"Save the planet and feed the world at the same time," explains Professor Daniel Tan, Course Coordinator of our Master of Agriculture and Environment.

"By studying agriculture and environment at a postgraduate level, students gain knowledge and skills in crops, soil, climate and environmental science and economics in order to understand existing natural and managed systems," explains 

"Graduates apply their knowledge in creative ways to make changes and evaluate the effects of these changes on the future of agriculture and the planet."

Agriculture at Sydney

Within our Master of Agriculture and Environment you will be innovatively addressing modern-day problems, while also honing your skills in project management, communication and cross-disciplinary thinking. At the masters level, students undertake a research project as part of their studies.

You can choose from a range of specialisations depending on where your interests lie, including Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Agricultural and Environmental Technologies and Horticultural Technologies.

Importantly, the course gives you lots of hands-on experience, which helps to make you highly sought-after by employers in both the public and private sectors. 

Your studies will be bolstered by state-of-the-art facilities that are among the best in Australia. These include:

Agriculture careers

Opportunities for skilled graduates are in growing fields such as:

  • carbon
  • water and energy trading
  • food security
  • food futures
  • ecohydrology
  • sustainability
  • catchment management
  • land rehabilitation
  • molecular science.

Our graduates are employed in a range of industries including:

  • agribusiness
  • marketing firms
  • merchant banks
  • commodity trading companies
  • environmental consultancies
  • scientific research organisations around the world
  • government departments
  • the private sector.

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8 July 2020

Daniel Tan


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