University of New England UNE

Master of Rural Science (By Research)

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Our Master of Rural Science provides a program of independent, supervised research for high-calibre graduates that will enable you to make an advanced contribution to scholarship in a scientific field of knowledge related to the provision of food and fibre for world needs. We have active research programs in livestock production efficiency and cabon management, integrated animal health and welfare, livestock and product quality, soil science, soil pollution, organic farming, terrestrial carbon, cotton and grains, weed science and sustainable farming.For over 60 years UNE has been a leader of agricultural education and research. The visionary, pioneering work carried out by Professor Bill McClymont at UNE laid the groundwork for our modern understanding of agricultural systems. McClymont's holistic model is still used today to maximise production without losing focus on sustainable ecological, economic, social and environmental contexts. UNE maintains close links with the agricultural industry derived from our long experience in the teaching and research of agriculture.Our academics are at the forefront of innovation, leading research and development into agricultural sciences and agricultural systems. With a science-based, practical approach to problem solving at farm, catchment and industry level, our Master of Rural Science graduates are renowned for effectively developing and communicating solutions for all levels of rural production and agricultural systems.


  • Rural science

Standard entry requirements

You have completed a Bachelor with Honours qualification (AQF Level 8 or overseas equivalent) with a minimum result of second class honours or equivalent. You have completed an AQF Level 7 qualification (or overseas equivalent) and you have had adequate relevant preparation since graduation.*

Study pathways

Master of Rural Science graduates are eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $67,712 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $67,712 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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