Accreditation and rankings
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
You will dig into every aspect of agriculture including pastures, crops, animal and soil sciences as well as economics, agribusiness and the influence of Government policies, regulations and Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. You will learn about future and present issues in the industry and gain skills in the use of technology in agriculture. Disciplines like engineering, physics, chemistry and biology are also an important part of gaining a broad understanding of the primary industries.
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.
Massey aligns its world-ranked agriculture programmes to agribusiness industries throughout the world. All this will give you an advantage with prospective employers upon graduation, with industry contacts, a better understanding of the primary industries and the management skills to lead it. Most Agriculture students secure employment before they graduate.
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
From running large farm-based agribusinesses right through to international food trade, you will gain the skills and sound business knowledge to help progress the future of New Zealand’s primary production sector.
You’ll learn about farm production systems, supply chain management, marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness. This will give you a strong understanding of what it takes to be sustainable and competitive in global food and fibre markets.
Also you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to deliver in future workplaces. Giving you a sound knowledge of land-based systems and agribusiness along with specialist knowledge in one area of agribusiness. You will also have knowledge to apply and integrate scientific, technological and business knowledge to meet marketplace demands. Ensure you will be a good analytical thinker able to interpret information to develop sound and innovative solutions
Give you an understanding of ethics, multi-cultural and international environments.
During your degree you will gain more than 300 hours of paid work experience. That will give you an advantage with potential employers.
Bachelor of Horticultural Science
Just New Zealand, the horticulture industry is worth billions. With the growth in industry comes increasing demand for university-qualified graduates to take on exciting careers. Opportunities are plentiful around New Zealand and overseas.
The Bachelor of Horticultural Science is totally focused on helping you become a horticulture graduate who can hit the ground running. It will give you the relevant, contemporary skills that industry requires and will ensure that you can take your place leading this exciting industry into the future.
In demand by employers
Globally there are more jobs in horticulture than there are people to fill them. The apple industry alone estimates that they need 150 new 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. Our students that are motivated to work hard often progress quickly to attractive and internationally orientated positions within the horticultural sector.
Master of Agriculture
The Master of Agriculture is a professional master’s programme, specifically tailored for people working in the primary industries who may be seeking an appointment to a senior position or taking on a leadership role in an agricultural-related industry.
The MAgriculture (Agriculture) offers a wide range of subjects including animal science, pastoral science, crop science, soil science, weed science, agroforestry, agricultural systems and agricultural engineering.
Your study will cover a wide range of topics including related environmental, consumer and policy issues in areas like:
- Extension and consultancy
- Animal science
- Management of primary systems
- Life cycle management
- Soil science
- Agricultural plants
- Plant health
As well as subject-related skills, you will gain and/or improve your critical analysis, project management and communication skills. You will learn how to integrate science, new and emerging technologies and sustainable management to resolve issues relevant to the primary industries.
- life cycle management
Master of Science (Agricultural Science)
Studying Massey’s Master of Science in agricultural science is an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in agriculture. This is a research-based master’s, where you will acquire the analytical and management skills to help you improve productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems, in New Zealand and around the world.
The primary industries are a growing sector and there are great employment and business opportunities for suitably qualified graduates. This qualification is suitable if you are interested in a career in science either as a senior technician, a researcher or may be looking to acquire entry into a PhD.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Occupational Outlook indicates that employment prospects are good in all primary industry sectors. The New Zealand Immigration service has also included a wide range of primary industry jobs in the skills shortage list, particularly in supervisory and management roles.
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*Note: The indicated course fees is per annum based and based on completing a standard full time study load. Fees may increase yearly.