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Agricultural Science Pathways

Agricultural science provides the technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production in Australia and worldwide.

How to Apply

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We'll guide you through our entry requirements, admission pathways available to you and application deadlines for your chosen course. 

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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009


131 UWA (131 892)


(+61 8) 6488 1000


8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Pathway details

Agricultural Science graduates are in high demand from employers across all levels of study. You could gain employment with agrichemical companies, breeding companies, agribusinesses, consulting firms, community groups, government agencies or research organisations. UWA is an international leader in agricultural science and you'll learn alongside a globally connected network of academics and industry practitioners. We're ranked 17th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2020).

5 years to be an

Agricultural scientist

Agricultural Scientist To become a agricultural scientist you need to study a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a 2 year master's degree AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST = 2 MASTER’S 3+ BACHELOR’S

You can pursue a Master of Agricultural Science at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree with a Science major relevant to the master's specialisation.

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Course accreditation

A UWA degree in Agricultural Science satisfies the professional requirements of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and graduates are eligible to apply for membership.
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Standard entry for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWART (Arts)
    UWBMD (Biomedical Science)
  • UWCOM (Commerce)
  • UWSCI (Science)
  • UWBPH (Philosophy [Honours] Assured Pathway)
  • BA + MAgSci
  • BBiomedSci + MAgSci
  • BCom + MAgSci
    BSc + MAgSci
  • BPhil (Hons) + MAgSci
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • A relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.
Undergraduate major
  • A bachelor's degree with a Science major relevant to the master's specialisation.

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
Agricultural Science

17th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2020)