The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment has a long history in research and development in agricultural and related sciences benefiting local and international enterprises and industries. Its research addresses and creates solutions for the most challenging current issues affecting agriculture and management of natural resources, such as food security, climate change, carbon, water and the environment.
The Master of Philosophy is a two year full-time degree in which candidates undertake research and write a thesis. It may also include some coursework to support the candidature.
Research in the Faculty is managed by two departments: Environmental Sciences and Plant and Food Sciences. These departments are supported by the Faculty's research centres – the Plant Breeding Institute at Cobbitty and Narrabri, the Precision Agriculture Laboratory, the Pulsford laboratory and the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food. The Faculty has a major involvement with the Grains and Research Development Corporation and several Cooperative Research Centres, providing excellent opportunities for research.
The Faculty has links with CSIRO, NSW Department of Industries and other important stakeholders in agriculture and strong international links with research programs in Vietnam, India, Mexico, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and parts of Europe and the USA.