Cultivate your passion for agricultural sciences

Do you have a passion for animal health? Are you passionate about sustainable and profitable farming communities? Do you want to help solve the global food crisis? Our agricultural science graduates are helping to feed the world through promoting sustainable agriculture, improving food security worldwide and using cutting edge science to improve animal and plant health.

On-campus farm

We are the only city-based university in Australia with a farm on campus, meaning our students have easy access to animals for practical sessions.

Get real-world experience

Our partnerships with agricultural industry leaders provide students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience and make valuable connections.

Why study agricultural sciences at Murdoch?

If you want to be part of a problem-solving team dedicated to advancing agricultural industries and fostering sustainable solutions to global challenges, then agricultural sciences could be for you.

At Murdoch, our courses emphasise the importance of sustainable farming practices and animal welfare that benefit not only farmed animals but also wildlife and the broader environment.   

Our partnerships with agricultural industry leaders provide students with unique opportunities to apply their theoretical learning to the real world, by gaining hands-on experience and making valuable connections through work placements.

Through these partnerships, we stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry, to ensure that our programs remain relevant and innovative. 

As a Murdoch student, you’ll learn from academics who are involved in cutting-edge agricultural research, and who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with students. You’ll have access to the latest technologies and tools needed to succeed in today’s agricultural industry. 

We are proud to be the only university in Australia with a livestock farm located on our metropolitan campus and a second farm at Whitby Falls, located less than an hour from the Perth campus. This is where you may find yourself learning about animal handling, caring for our livestock or managing soil sampling. Our farms and veterinary hospital are home to teaching and research facilities, and include horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. Also, you'll have options to do work placements and get hand-on experience within your first year of studies.

Get the latest from Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture on careers available with degree in Agricultural Science.

Find out more about the School of Agricultural Sciences.

Agricultural sciences courses at Murdoch

Gain the relevant skills to succeed in your agricultural science career with our range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. 

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Murdoch graduate from Agricultural Sciences
Studying both Crop and Pasture and Animal Science gave me the opportunity to learn about all sectors of the industry. In my first year, I went on field trips, handled animals and spoke to people directly involved in agriculture. All my academics were actually involved in the industry.
Brittany Willmott, Agricultural Sciences graduate

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