Master of Horticultural Science

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

  • Qualification

    Research Master's

    Taught and Research Master's

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Lincoln University’s Master of Horticulture Science expands your opportunities with a programme involving both advanced training and research in the aspects of science relevant to the horticultural industry.

This is a 240-credit research degree requiring 120 credits of course work plus a 120 credit research thesis. During the programme, you can expect to focus on specific disciplines including Plant Science, Plant Protection, Viticulture and Oenology. The advanced instruction and research experience will make you ready for a wide range of career options in the horticultural industries.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You’re required to complete 240 credits.  This is normally made up of 120 credits of taught courses (from the regulation schedules for the relevant Master’s degree) and a thesis worth 120 credits. Students enrolling in a thesis-only Master’s only need complete a minimum of 120 credits.

The first year’s study provides preliminary research preparation.

You’ll need to meet  with your Research Supervisor to discuss and agree the courses required for your chosen speciality.You can find a list of available supervisors here.

Typically your first year of study will consist of six courses chosen from disciplines such as Plant Science, Viticulture and Oenology, Plant Protection and Soil Science. Your second will cover conducting your experiments and writing your thesis. 

You can check out our courses to see what might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Seona Casonato

Dr Seona Casonato

Senior Lecturer

Key information for students

Compare qualification and academic information across different New Zealand institutions.

Need more info?

Email us on

Or call us on 0800 10 60 10

If you're overseas, please call +64 3 423 0000