Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science from Lincoln University prepares you to lead as New Zealand’s vital agricultural sector adapts to global shifts and challenges.

Study for free

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Part time study options may be available. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

Agriculture is essential to our future. In New Zealand and internationally, the pressure is on to guide the industry’s evolution and growth in response to environmental and economic challenges.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science builds on Lincoln’s international reputation for agricultural science research.

You’ll explore the latest findings that might increase the value and sustainability of agricultural production.

You’ll be ready for exciting career opportunities in research, technological development and the improvement of primary production systems, with private companies and other organisations that serve the agriculture and agribusiness sectors.

Programme information

Programme Structure

This is normally a two semester, full-time study qualification. You’re required to achieve 120 credits from the schedule of 600-level (Masters) courses available that are relevant to agricultural science. The courses are all elective, but they are chosen with support and advice from the Course Coordinator.

Year 1

First study semester

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Second study semester

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective courses


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Tom Maxwell

Dr Thomas M R Maxwell

Senior Lecturer

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