Commonwealth Supported Masters Coursework Places

7 February 2011


First Commonwealth Supported Places in the University of Sydney's Masters of Agriculture means 70% reduction in fees and no upfront fees for students.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Sydney is offering, for the first time ever, five (5) Commonwealth Supported Places for students in their Masters of Agriculture program to start in 2011.

The new Commonwealth Supported Places will mean significantly cheaper fees at 70% off the normal cost and the option of not paying fees upfront for students starting in the Masters of Agriculture in 2011.

"This is the first time we've been able to offer these Commonwealth Supported Places for our postgraduate students, which will make a real difference for students starting a Masters of Agriculture next year," said Professor Mark Adams, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Sydney.

"The Commonwealth Supported Places mean a huge reduction in fees, plus these students will be eligible for HECS HELP, which means they have the option of choosing to pay their student contribution fees after completing their degree," explained Professor Adams.

"We've previously only offered Commonwealth Supported Places to students in our undergraduate degrees, but we're delighted to now be able to offer these places to our postgraduate students too."

The Masters of Agriculture is a one-year program of study by coursework and includes a research project based around issues and challenges confronting production business, whether it be science or business related.

"Our Masters in Agriculture is open to anyone with a Bachelors degree with a credit average, with the Commonwealth Supported Places to be awarded on a merit basis," explained Professor Adams.

"This postgraduate degree offers a great opportunity to expand your skills and enhance your career, as it develops skills in innovation, entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, marketing, business strategy and fresh produce handling."

Within the Masters in Agriculture, students can specialise in the following areas: agribusiness, agricultural economics, agricultural technologies, natural resource management, resource economics and sustainable agriculture.

"With the Commonwealth Supported Places, the Masters in Agriculture is an extremely attractive career development offering, to help extend your knowledge in a particular discipline or update skills and prior training," said Professor Adams.

Applications close on Friday 25 February 2011 for students to start the degree in March 2011.

To apply contact:

Pamela Stern


Contact: Lucy Buxton

Phone: 02 8627 1005

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