Agriculture, Horticulture and Viticulture

Growing and producing fresh, healthy food is one of the most essential staple industries across the globe. It’s also a major cornerstone of New Zealand’s economy. 

The ways that we produce food have evolved. Our agribusinesses need to adapt to growing environmental and sustainability challenges. Technology is also transforming how we plant, grow, monitor and manufacture fresh foodstuffs.  

At Lincoln, we’re constantly expanding our world-class academic instruction, globally-relevant research and opportunities for practical, hands-on experience. Whichever programme you choose, when you graduate, you’ll have the practical knowledge and applicable skills to play your part in growing a healthier tomorrow.


Agriculture is the bedrock of the New Zealand economy, so employers are constantly on the hunt for university graduates.

Take advantage of the broad range of career opportunities in the crucial, fast-growing horticultural sector.

Interested in a wine and viticulture career? You couldn't pick a better place to get started than Lincoln University.

Our Programmes

We offer a selection of study programmes in agriculture, horticulture, agribusiness marketing, land and property management, agricultural science, viticulture and wine production.

All our qualifications include plenty of opportunities for practical work experience, from team projects in the lab to individual assignments at private companies. This will give you first-hand knowledge and help you to develop the exact skills the industry is looking for, making you highly sought after.


Diploma in Agriculture 

Diploma in Farm Management 

Diploma in Horticulture 

Diploma in Horticultural Management 

Diploma in Horticultural Business


Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor of Agriculture 

Bachelor of Agricultural Science 

Bachelor of Science - Animal Science Major

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) 

Bachelor of Commerce (Horticulture)

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting) 

Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing 

Bachelor of Land and Property Management 

Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology 

Additional Majors

If you're studying for a Lincoln University Bachelor’s degree, you may be able to include an additional major, which will add depth to your qualification.

Please speak to your course advisor to ensure that you enrol in the right courses for you.

We offer the following majors  
Accounting Global business
Economics Marketing
Environmental Management Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Events Management Supply Chain Management
Facilities Management Tourism Management
Finance Water Management


Kylie Agriculture

Meet Kylie, a recent agriculture graduate

Kylie grew up on a sheep and beef farm in South Otago and she always wanted to come to a small, friendly campus.

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Justin Horticulture

Meet Justin, a recent horticulture graduate

Justin is turning his passion for horticulture into a thriving career that will help make the industry more sustainable.

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Jacob Wine

Meet Jacob, a recent graduate of viticulture

Jacob wants to have his own vineyard on the West Coast of the United States one day.

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Download Lincoln University’s Agriculture, Horticulture and Viticulture booklet