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Viticulture and Oenology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Lincoln University delivered the first cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world, and we’ve been leading the way ever since.

The core of the Viticulture and Oenology programme at Lincoln University Canterbury covers basic science preparation through to advanced viticulture and wine science, pest and disease management, biometrics and wine chemistry. 

You can then tailor the rest of your degree using electives to fit your areas of interest and individual career aspirations.

Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology will also take you places. Our graduates are all over the world; from the Gibbston Valley to the Hunter Valley, from Blenheim to Bordeaux.


Graduates of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology programme move into a range of careers dependent on the courses they chose in their programme of study. From primary industry through to commerce and consultancies, examples are: viticulturist, vineyard foreman, vineyard manager, cellar manager, winery lab manager, winemaker, marketing manager, sales representative, and wine writer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Plant Science 
  • Chemistry
  • Soil Science 
  • Introduction to the Winegrowing Industry
  • Horticultural Systems
  • Biometrics

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 36 months.
  • National

    4177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4177 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National students: 7300 NZD
  • International 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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