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Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology with Honours

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Nov 2023


Lincoln University


The Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology with Honours from Lincoln University is an advanced one-year qualification open to you if you’ve completed a relevant undergraduate degree. This will usually be the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology.

This programme emphasises the integration of grape growing and wine-making, and the impact this has on producing a quality product. You’ll have access to the most recent research findings from Lincoln’s laboratories as well as research from overseas. The wine industry in the Canterbury and Marlborough regions of Aotearoa-New Zealand has been heavily influenced by Lincoln University’s research findings. Our work led directly to the establishment of cool-climate viticulture and wine making in South Island regions.

Programme Structure

You'll complete a dissertation at 600-level, three courses chosen from the electives below, plus one elective course from the Master's Degree courses offered across the university.

Choose a minimum of three of the following courses:

  • ECOL 608 - Research Methods in Ecology
  • MICR 604 - Advanced Microbiology
  • MKTG 608 - Supply Chain Theory
  • PLPT 611 - Integrated Plant Protection
  • PLPT 613 - Plant Pathology
  • WINE 601 - Grapevine Physiology
  • WINE 602 - Topics in Oenology A
  • WINE 603 - Physiology of Grape Berry Development
  • WINE 604 - Advanced Oenology

Entry criteria

An approved undergraduate degree with a minimum of B+ or higher in 300-level courses.

International qualifications

  • GCE ‘A’ Levels (taken in countries other than the UK) - A minimum of 3 results with at least 1 grade at Level C or above. (General Studies is not to be used as one of the results.)
  • Cambridge Pre-U - 3 principal subjects, a GPR and evidence of numeracy
  • Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) - At least 4 subjects with grades 3 or higher
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - The diploma must be completed with a minimum of 24 points

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 (Academic Endorsement)

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