Bachelor of Agriculture

  • Upcoming start dates

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

    Semester 2 - 14 Jul 2025

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Grow an exciting future at New Zealand’s leading land-based university, with 140 years of specialised know-how, and the most innovative minds, research and resources. Apply your learning and experiences to future-proofing a group of industries that feed and contribute to the wellbeing of seven billion people globally.

At Lincoln, we’ve been supporting agriculture and the land-based industries for longer than any other university in the Southern Hemisphere.

This degree expands your opportunities within agriculture, offering a detailed understanding of soil management, plant and animal production, and farming systems. It also provides the skills to deal with new challenges, change and innovation in the agricultural sectors.

How you’ll grow

  • Become an expert in the workings of agriculture and production.
  • Gain in-depth, up-to-the-minute knowledge of soil and its management, animal and plant science and production, and farming systems. 
  • Learn how to use farm-sourced data to design and implement improvements to land use, soil and nutrient management, plant and feed production, and animal production. 
  • Cultivate your experience with practical work on a farm, or in an allied industry of your choice.

Career opportunities

You'll be a strong candidate for in-demand roles in areas like soil consultancy, farm management, agronomy, environmental advisory, or farming technology.

Practical work 

During your study, you’re expected to complete 28 weeks of paid full-time practical work, spending 10-14 weeks each on one dairy farm and one sheep or beef farm. 

Any remaining time can be on a different farm or in an allied industry of your choice. 

To complete the practical requirements successfully, you’ll need:

  • Competence in driving vehicles (experience driving tractors or trucks is an advantage)
  • The physical ability to work on farms without endangering yourself or others. 

Some previous farming experience, is preferred, but not essential. 

For more information on the practical aspects of study, email the Practical Work Coordinator or phone +64 3 423 0061.

Programme information

Programme Structure

Year 3

Semester 1 courses

Semester 2 courses

  • B.Agr. Schedule B*
  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the lists below

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Tom Maxwell

Dr Thomas M R Maxwell

Senior Lecturer

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