Choose agriculture and study a University of Adelaide degree ranked in the top 40 in the world.

Agriculture is about understanding the land, animals, crops and community. For those seeking a career in the industry, our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences is the degree of choice. It is ranked 37th in the world* and is the only agricultural science degree in South Australia.

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In any life choice there's two main decision makers: your head and your heart. It's no different as you decide what, and where, you'll study.

At the University of Adelaide, you can satisfy your head AND heart. 
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Why study agriculture?

  • Join the booming agriculture industry

    • You’ll study at the Waite and Roseworthy campuses, which are recognised as centres of excellence in agricultural science.
    • You’ll discover the physical, biological, technological and economic bases of modern agricultural systems, and learn to manage diverse agricultural systems and natural resources.
    • We’re co-located with government and industry partners, so you’ll be able to use the latest research, innovation and technology.
    • This degree gives you the highest chance of full-time employment, compared to any other degree in South Australia. 
    • The proportion of agricultural graduates in full-time employment is 12-15% higher than graduates from other degrees.
    • In fact, 91% of our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences graduates find full-time employment within just a few months of graduation.^
    • Become highly sought after in the livestock, cropping, banking, research and natural resource management industries. 

    Studying an agricultural science degree in South Australia can be a great investment in your future.

  • Graduate stories

    This video is provided with thanks to Children’s University Australia, a University of Adelaide outreach program.

  • Virtual tour - Waite campus

    The University of Adelaide's Waite campus is home to the largest concentration of agriculture and wine research and teaching expertise in the Southern Hemisphere.

    When you study here, you'll be exposed to co-located organisations and centres engaged in world-class research, development and education in plant, agricultural, food, wine and natural resources science.


Study and career options

Postgraduate agriculture

    International agriculture development
    • Graduate Certificate in Science (International Agriculture Development)
    • Graduate Diploma in Science (International Agriculture Development)
    • Master of Science (International Agriculture Development)

    Master of Science programs

    Plant breeding innovation
    • Graduate Certificate in Science (Plant Breeding Innovation)
    • Graduate Diploma in Science (Plant Breeding Innovation)
    • Master of Science (Plant Breeding Innovation)

    Master of Science programs

    Grape and wine science (research pathway)
    • Graduate Certificate in Science (Grape and Wine Science)
    • Graduate Diploma in Science (Grape and Wine Science)
    • Master of Science (Grape and Wine Science)

    Master of Science programs

    Viticulture and oenology (industry pathway)

    Agriculture short courses

    Fundamentals of Spirit Production

    5-day intensive course enables you to engage in a pot still distillation run and guided spirit tastings, participate in a gin masterclass and visit boutique distilleries to gain insight into the processes for whisky and gin production.

    Register / More Info - Spirit Short Course

    Fundamentals of Brewing Science

    This 5-day intensive course provides an introduction to brewing theory and practice before diving deeper into raw ingredients and production systems and their impact on ultimate beer style.

    Register / More Info - Beer Short Course

    World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

    In this free online course, learn about the principles and practices of how grapes are grown and wine is made. Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned oenophile, you’ll learn to confidently describe wine appearance, aroma, flavour and taste.

    Online Wine Short Course

    Drones: Remote Pilot Licence & mapping courses
    • Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) Course
    • Mapping with Drones Course (Visible)
    • Mapping & Monitoring with Drones Course (Visible+ NIR)

    Drone short courses

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    *Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject 2020
    ^Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (QILT Outcome Results by Program 2018)

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