Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Agribusiness) and Master of Agricultural Economics
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
As the demand for food, fibre and natural resources keeps growing and the challenge for a more sustainable production is increasing, the need for Agricultural Economists will give our graduates exciting opportunities.
Career options include:
- Grain marketing and grains trading
- Economic advice agencies
- Insurance and risk management
- Development agencies
- Government and non-governmental organisations in developed or developing countries
Master of Agricultural Economics
Fees and scholarships
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR
How to apply
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This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete a double major in Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, and some units from the Master of Agricultural Economics. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, or continue with the Master of Agricultural Economics and be awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Agricultural Economics at the end of the four years.
About the course
Why study this course?
- Gain the professional skills and knowledge expertise to understand the economic and societal conditions as well as the biological and physical factors that shape global agricultural production
- The master’s degree offers both technical and applied economics training across areas that are immediately relevant to careers in economic consulting, agribusiness, government and non-governmental organisations
- UWA has built strong links with industries and professional networks to increase your career opportunities upon graduation
You'll learn to
- obtain a focused expertise on the physical and social sciences of the agricultural sector
- research and apply principles associated with clean, ethical and sustainable production as well as proven methodologies and leading strategies in business management and resource management
- gain a knowledge base of current microeconomic approaches as they apply to the field of agriculture, natural resource management, and the environment
Master of Agricultural Economics
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
Your degree options
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UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
Plant Growth Facility
The UWA Plant Growth Facility (PGF) provides a high-quality, functional and practical growing site for carrying out experiments under controlled conditions.
Shenton Park Field Station
Dedicated facility supporting plant and animal research