Show your advanced, independent and sustained research skills

  •   Internationally recognised masters (by research) degree
  •   Produce a thesis that demonstrates a critical application of specialist knowledge
  •   Make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research

Make your contribution to key research areas

  •   Agribusiness
  •   Agricultural biosciences
  •   Animal sciences, health and welfare
  •   Food systems and natural resource management
  •   Infectious diseases, public health and biosecurity

Learn more about the specific areas of research of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

Course Description

Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisor(s) and to present their work in the Faculty’s research seminar program. They are assisted to participate in relevant national or international conferences. A thesis is submitted in fulfilment of the degree.

The format of the thesis must follow prescriptions laid down by the University.  Further information can be found here:


  • Develop advanced learning in research skills and mastery of appropriate techniques, such as the use of archival or primary evidence, analysis of data and judgment of conflicting evidence
  • Develop specialist knowledge in the area of your research
  • Present the results of your research in publishable quality or work towards incorporating their findings in further research
  • Gain access to certain types of employment through this specialist qualification
  • Develop an understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics or code of practice

View the course handbook

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