University of Sydney

Postgraduate Studies

Agriculture

Address:

Student Information Office, Merewether Bldg H04, University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

Sydney, New South 2560

Australia

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Agriculture, Graduate Diploma of Agriculture; Graduate Certificate of Agriculture

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The agricultural workforce of the future faces interesting and exciting challenges. Influences on the sector include the need to increase food production with less land and water for agriculture, and rising energy costs; globalisation of markets and increased trade; consumers taking greater interest in how their food is produced and farmers being closely attuned to market signals; delivering health benefits through diet. There is a need for scientists with a good appreciation of the relevant socioeconomic issues, and for economists who have an understanding of technology to work as expert consultants, managers, researchers, policy makers and regulators in agricultural production, natural resource management, processing, food systems, marketing, and agribusiness management. The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources in the University of Sydney, which has been a leading provider of agricultural education for 95 years, offers postgraduate course-work toward a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture, a Graduate Diploma in Agriculture, or a Master of Agriculture in the following areas: * Agribusiness * Agricultural Economics * Agricultural Technologies * Natural Resource Management * Resource Economics * Sustainable Agriculture * Turf Management