The Bachelor of Horticultural Science from Massey University is focused on helping you become a horticulture graduate who can hit the ground running. It will give you the relevant, contemporary skills that industry seek.
In demand by employers
Globally there are more jobs in horticulture than there are people to fill them. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the apple industry alone estimates that they need 150 graduates each year for the next decade. Horticulture will offer you a wide range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities across business and science roles.
Future-focused and industry-led
This qualification will give you an understanding of the breadth of horticulture. This includes everything from the genetics of plants to plant growth, the production of food, agribusiness, the influence of government policies, regulations and the Treaty of Waitangi Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. You will learn how products are marketed and sold, and how to understand what consumers want in international markets.
Experience before you graduate
Industry experience is integrated into this degree, with practical work courses allowing you to experience and analyse real-world scenarios while you are studying.
There are many opportunities to attend field trips, multi-day study tours around New Zealand and even international study tours to see world-leading horticultural operations and research.
Through your coursework there are also plenty of other practical applications and real-world experiences including guest lecturers from industry.
Variety of study
One of the best things about this degree is the variety of study. You’ll learn about plant biology, soils and cropping, be introduced to production horticulture, agribusiness and agri-related analytics and statistics. You’ll also study economics and applied chemistry and physics.
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- Food and Agribusiness Value Chains
- Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture
- Economics for Business
- Chemistry for Modern Sciences
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesAgriculture Horticulture View 9 other Masters in Agriculture in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To be successful in your studies it is recommended that you have credit at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in biology or science, chemistry, modelling and statistics. These subjects will help ensure that your transition to university study is as smooth as possible.
- International students who have previously studied at a New Zealand secondary school should refer to the secondary school requirements section.
- International students who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme
- An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit.
International23761 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23761 USD per year during 36 months.
National5107 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5107 USD per year during 36 months.
- Domestic undergraduate fees: $7,258.90
- International undergraduate fees: $33,770.00
Living costs for Palmerston North
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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