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Study agricultural sciences abroad

An in-depth guide to studying agricultural sciences as an international student.

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Agricultural sciences degrees abroad

Agricultural science is the theoretical study and practical application of farming principles and processes. It’s a multidisciplinary field that encompasses elements of biology, chemistry, environmental science, economics, and business.

As well as building a solid foundation in the science that underpins modern-day farming techniques, you’ll develop the business and management acumen needed to sow success in the field. You’ll take classes in everything from plant physiology and livestock management, to environmental sustainability and public policy.

Studying abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about agriculture in a globalized environment. You’ll see how different climates and landscapes affect farming practices around the world, and appreciate the impact of these factors on international food production and supply chains.

Agricultural sciences program structure

Although it’s possible to study a two-year associate’s degree in agricultural science, it’s much more common for the program to be offered as a bachelor’s degree.

A BSc normally takes three years to finish, but your course will be extended if you complete an optional placement year. Industrial placements, which normally take place between your second and final year of study, are a great chance to put what you’ve learned into practice and gain real-world experience.

If you’re still hungry to learn more about agricultural science, you can pursue a postgraduate qualification. Master’s degrees take up to two years to complete, depending on whether you study as a full or part-time student. A research-oriented PhD will generally take between four and six years of additional study.

As well as attending a mixture of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, you’ll learn through a variety of practical methods too. Farming classes, laboratories, and field trips to agribusinesses are just a few of the hands-on educational experiences you’ll encounter.

Agricultural science is a vast discipline, so it’s easy to customize your degree with elective modules that fit your interests. That said, most universities will deliver core units in the following fundamentals:

  • The agricultural industry
  • Livestock production systems
  • Livestock anatomy and physiology
  • Crop production systems
  • Plants and soil science
  • Principles of reproduction and genetics
  • Challenges in agriculture today
  • Agricultural policy and legislation

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Agricultural sciences undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in agricultural sciences

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    Agricultural Science - BSc Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    32,220 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Agricultural Science - BAgr University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,950 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology and Chemistry OR Physics OR Agricultural Science) - BSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,986 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Agricultural Science - Agribusiness - BABA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,920 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Agricultural Sciences - BSc Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,128 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Agricultural sciences graduate programs

Master's in agricultural sciences

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    Agricultural Sciences - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Applied Science (Agricultural Science) - MAppSc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,963 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Integrated Agricultural Sciences - MSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,034 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Agricultural Science, Entomology, Thesis Option - MSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    25,868 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Future agricultural sciences careers

As an agricultural science graduate, you’ll reap the benefits of your hard work and education.

You could apply your scientific expertise to a variety of professions, including those in horticulture and livestock management, pharmaceuticals, conservation, engineering, and manufacturing. Here are some of the roles you might be interested in:

  • Farm manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Food scientist
  • Agronomist

Participating in relevant work experience will give you a huge advantage when applying for graduate jobs. Try contacting local landowners, conservation organizations, and government agencies to see if they have any placement opportunities at weekends or during the university holidays.