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Master of Animal Sciences

Tropical animal science has become an area of global importance as world trade continues to expand. The challenge of future research is to develop better methods for improving production in all livestock species within tropical regions.

Above world standard

for excellence in research* *ERA 2018, Veterinary Science

Access the best

Undertake research at Fletcherview Research Station

Professional practice

Learn to diagnose and treat



  • Townsville: February



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in Animal Science; or equivalent

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Stanley Amben

    Animal Sciences

    The Animal Sciences course at JCU is both challenging and rewarding. Having an agricultural science background, it has boosted my confidence and abilities to address key research and development agendas in animal health and production in my country, Papua New Guinea.

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    Anna McCowan

    Graduate Diploma of Animal Sciences

    A highlight of my course was learning about international veterinary and animal science practices through my colleagues and lecturers. I felt very supported by my lecturers throughout my learning, and was encouraged towards my career goal of developing Australia's northern livestock production.

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    Professor Bruce Gummow


    We live in challenging times, with major droughts and flooding due to climate change impacting on farming in unprecedented ways. Our degree provides animal scientists and agriculturalists with the skills to make a difference in today’s world and be part of ensuring food security for future generations.