The School of Environmental and Rural Science offers a range of course options for students looking to specialise in agricultural and rural sciences and management, or those who wish to learn more about managing and studying the natural environment.

Students will have the opportunity to tailor their skills to a variety of career paths.

Agricultural and Rural Courses

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Rural Science

Delivering scientific background to challenge key global agricultural production issues.

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Suitable for students interested in management of agricultural landscapes.

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Animal Science

Learn about management of livestock production, wildlife, and horses and dogs.

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Agriculture and Business

Learn to solve agricultural resource problems from a business perspective.

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Diploma in Agriculture

Tertiary training in agriculture without the commitment of a full degree program.

Life, Earth and Environment Courses

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Environmental Science

Tackle major environmental challenges in management and conservation.

Geological science research


Incorporating core principles of geology with modern GIS/geospatial techniques.



The science of understanding land, freshwater and ocean animals.

More information on specialisations available within the School may also be found on our Study Areas page.

Prospective honours and postgraduate students may also find information on coursework and research options, as well as further information and advice, on our postgraduate students page.