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Master of Wine and Viticulture

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

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Lincoln University’s viticulture and oenology programmes have been instrumental in expanding the New Zealand wine industry’s success and respect globally. You’ll build on your existing knowledge, adding hands-on practical management skills and experience that will prepare you for a range of senior roles in the wine sector.

About this programme

This online programme covers both grape growing and winemaking, alongside key business understanding and knowledge.

Supplementing your Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, you’ll cultivate your ability to add value and make a significant contribution to wine and wine-related businesses in New Zealand or internationally.

You may be able to complete the degree in 12 months, depending on when you start.

How you’ll grow
  • Build a base of advanced knowledge in viticulture, oenology, microbiology and sensory science.
  • Add an in-depth understanding of marketing, accounting, finance and business management.
  • Nurture your industry knowledge, networks and partnerships.
Career opportunities

The advanced knowledge and skills delivered by this programme positions you strongly for roles in the modern wine industry, including management and supervisory positions in vineyards and wine production businesses.

Entry criteria

  • 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
  • A background in physical and biological science .
  • Knowledge or experience in the wine industry would be advantageous.

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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