Postgraduate Diploma in Horticultural 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

Deepen your understanding and advanced knowledge of horticultural science, production and other study areas so you can play a role in nurturing New Zealand’s success in International markets.

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

New Zealand’s horticulture industry is a pillar of our global success. But to remain competitive, we need a new generation of highly skilled, motivated and knowledgeable leaders.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Horticultural Science will expand your study of horticultural production, processing, marketing, plant pathology and plant science, viticulture and oenology and research.

You’ll be exposed to Lincoln University’s international research projects, and grow your appreciation of how New Zealand’s horticulture industry must evolve to meet the requirements for quality produce from international markets.

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 courses, matching the regulations of the relevant master’s degree.

Year 1

First study semester

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Second study semester

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective courses


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Peter Hendriks

Dr Pieter-Willem Hendriks


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