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Agricultural Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #387 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
Agricultural production is critical to feeding the world’s population. The Agricultural Science programme at Lincoln University Canterbury addresses the demands for farmers and primary producers to meet the requirements of international markets, including the European Union’s expectation for food to be traceable from paddock to plate.
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Lincoln has played a fundamental role in training managers, researchers, consultants and employees in the agricultural sector for 140 years. Graduates have a reputation for hitting the ground running because our qualifications are applied and relevant.

Real-world examples are integrated into the teaching programmes through case studies, field trips and tours. You must also do a period of industry-based work experience as a requirement of the agriculture programmes.

The Agricultural Science programme at Lincoln University Canterbury can be awarded with Honours. This pathway is open to students who have completed their sixth semester (normally third year) of study and passed all courses at a sufficently high standard (B average in last two years of study).


The program is a flagship degree recognised by industry, which traditionally offers a pathway into consultancy, research, technical roles and farm management. Demand for graduates has been very strong in recent years and graduates can pick from a wide range of options across traditional science/technical opportunities and agribusiness.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Science
  • Land, People and Economies
  • Primary Industry Systems
  • Chemistry 
  • Plant Science 
  • Soil Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17738 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4119 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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National students:  7200 NZDInternational students:  31000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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