Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Animal Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field with GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Animal Science.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Apply online

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: science.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 5460 1276 or 1800 642 093 (Freecall)

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Animal Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field with GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Animal Science.

CRICOS Code: 079383E

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34480

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Master of Animal Science?

The Master of Animal Science covers the integrative disciplines within the animal, plant, soil, food and social sciences continuum in 2 years. Select from one of three specialised fields of study to gain comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. Fields available are: Equine Science, Production Animal Science and Wildlife Biology. Learn to apply your 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. It is an ideal program for graduates and professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community based or research roles in the broad field of agriculture and environment.

The Master of Animal Science replaced the Master of Animal Studies in 2014. Students enrolled in the Master of Animal Studies can refer to the program requirements, rules and course list for the Master of Animal Studies.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Animal Science.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field with GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Animal Science.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Animal Science .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in any field with GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Animal Science.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 079383E

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34480

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Animal Science

To complete the Master of Animal Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

Students will complete #32 units in total, comprising:

  • #8 from part A; and
  • #6 from part B; and
  • #8 from parts C; and
  • #8 from parts D; and
  • #2 from parts C or E.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Animal Science.

Program Rules for the Master of Animal Science

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: