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Agriculture, Horticulture & Viticulture

Help meet the major demand for university graduates in some of the country's most enduring professions.

Agriculture, Horticulture & Viticulture

Help meet the major demand for university graduates in some of the country's most enduring professions.

If you're weighing up career paths, the thriving food and fibre sector, incorporating the agricultural, horticultural and viticultural industries is well worth thinking about. It's the bedrock of the New Zealand economy, so employers are constantly on the hunt for graduates.


And there's no better way to start growing your career than by studying with the nation's leading agriculturally-based university.


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When you study with us, you'll learn from some of the best researchers and lecturers in the field. We also work closely with major employers, so you'll graduate with industry-specific knowledge, hands-on experience and relevant, real-world skills.


Our agriculture and horticulture programmes cover a wide range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and plant, animal and soil sciences, as well as management skills, and we lead the way in viticulture, having established the first tertiary-level cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world.


Government-funded fee waivers for domestic students (Free* Study Options)


To support domestic students into jobs in the food and fibre sectors, the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund is covering course costs for six Lincoln University sub-degree programmes from July 2020 until December 2022.


Diploma in Horticulture
Diploma in Horticultural Business
Diploma in Horticultural Management
Diploma in Agriculture
Diploma in Farm Management
Diploma in Organic Agri-Food Production


You can apply for one of these programmes and enhance your employability by learning specific skills for an essential growth industry.


No previous tertiary study experience is necessary and you can go on to study for a degree or head straight into a job.


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We have friendly advisors who can tell you more about Lincoln University and help you select the qualification that suits you best. To book a personalised advisory session, send us your contact details and we’ll be in touch.



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As New Zealand's leading agricultural university, we have a long history of helping the land-based industries to thrive.


When you study with us, you'll learn from some of the best researchers and lecturers in the field. We also work closely with major employers, so you'll graduate with industry-specific knowledge, hands-on experience and relevant, real-world skills.


Each programme includes a practical work component, which involves spending time working on a relevant farm or business, ensuring that you are industry-ready as soon as you graduate.


Employment opportunities abound, from farm or horticultural consultancy to rural - BLPM - Rural Valuation banking and valuation careers, agribusiness roles, and working in the fertiliser, seed or livestock industries.


We also lead the way in viticulture, having established the first tertiary-level cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world.


Our Centre for Viticulture and Oenology carries out research aimed at increasing the economic value of the New Zealand wine industry.


As a result of the skills learned with us, Lincoln viticulture graduates can be found in all of the world's premier winemaking areas, from Marlborough to Mendoza, Barossa to Bordeaux, Sonoma to Santorini.


This funding is separate from the Government’s Fees Free scheme, which you will still be able to access at the end of your programme.


You’ll only need to cover course-related costs (such as buying textbooks) and the Student Services Fee (although if you are studying online, this fee may be reduced - conditions apply).


• Applies to fee waivers for certificate of university studies, graduate certificates and diplomas, postgraduate certificates and diplomas and taught master’s degrees. Entry criteria apply.

DEGREES


We offer the following agriculture, horticulture and viticulture programmes: 


Bachelor of Agriculture 
Bachelor of Agricultural Science 
Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) 
Bachelor of Commerce (Horticulture)
Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing 
Bachelor of Land and Property Management 
Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours 
Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology 
Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology (Honours) 
Diploma in Agriculture 
Diploma in Farm Management 
Diploma in Horticulture 
Diploma in Horticultural Business
Diploma in Horticultural Management 
Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology 
Postgraduate Diploma in Horticultural Science 
Postgraduate Certificate in International and Rural Development 
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science 
Postgraduate Diploma in International Rural Development 
Master of Agricultural Science 
Master of Commerce (Agricultural) 
Master of International Rural Development 
Master of Management in Agribusiness 
Master of Management in Agricultural Systems 
Master of Horticultural Science
Master of Wine and Viticulture




ADDITIONAL MAJORS


If you are studying for a Lincoln University bachelor's degree, you may be able to include an additional major to add depth to your qualification. We offer the following additional majors:

Accounting
Economics
Environmental Management
Events Management

Facilities Management 
Finance

Global Business

Marketing

Parks and Outdoor Recreation 
Supply Chain Management
Tourism Management
Water Management