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Postgraduate Diploma in Horticultural Science

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


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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.

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 Structure

This is normally a single 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.

Entry criteria

Completion of a relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B- average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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