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About Agricultural Biology
Masters degrees in Agricultural Biology focus on the relationship between the biological properties of crops and livestock, and their use in - and impact on - agricultural processes, particularly farming.
Specialisms related to this subject include branches of Plant Science, Horticulture, Animal Sciences and Crop Production. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as Biology or Animal and Plant Science.
Postgraduate study of Agricultural Biology is highly diverse. You can opt to specialise in topics such as functional food and the production of medicinal plants, pest control, pathology, and the integration of beneficial insects to crops and farmland.
Pharmacology and cosmetic industries rely heavily on this research, as animal and plant derivatives are used in many of the day-to-day products which we use and consume alongside food.
Careers in this field include positions as applied research scientists for governing bodies and food agencies, consultants for businesses and farmers, or roles as food production managers.
These Masters degrees also make excellent preparation for further PhD research, particularly in toxicology and entomology.
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Food production in a challenging future. Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the Agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Read more
Veterinary epidemiology is a key component in a number of the global grand challenges relating to disease control, food security and climate change. Read more
The Soil Science MSc at Aberdeen provides core expertise in soil and environmental science, taught by international leaders who were ranked number 1 in the UK for research excellence (REF2014) in agricultural science. Read more
Students studying at Writtle University College will have access to the Research glasshouse, farms and the postharvest unit which undertakes research and trials in conjunction with commercial companies. Read more
Plants form the basis of life as they convert sunlight into an inexhaustible source of food and renewable raw materials. Plants also have a stabilising effect in (agro) ecosystems, a landscape function and ornamental value. Read more
Our Animal Behaviour MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research. Read more
Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems. Read more
This Sustainable and Efficient Food Production postgraduate course centres on increasing efficiency and reducing environmental impact within the extensive pasture-based production sector. Read more
This scheme aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between academia and industry. Students must complete. three taught modules. including research methods and a 120 credit work-based dissertation / research thesis (approximately 20,000 words in length). Read more
A collaboration between the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Faculty of Forestry, the inter-faculty Soil Science Graduate Program offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Read more
Our flexible online programme equips current and future wildlife professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern challenges in conservation management and law enforcement.
The programme will cover a range of topics including how disease dynamics, persistence, and spread are driven by biological processes and management practices in agricultural environments.
Choosing the right postgraduate programme is a key step in developing your career prospects and building specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest providers of online postgraduate programmes in the UK’s Russell Group