Study with the College of Sciences , Ako me Te Wāhanga Pūtaiao

Massey's College of Sciences prepares you for success in your chosen field. Our study options include agriculture, construction, materials science, smart IT systems, veterinary science, wildlife ecology and more.

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Postgraduate study

At Massey we offer more than 130 postgraduate qualifications. Get ahead in your field, increase your career prospects or expand your knowledge with postgraduate study.

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Thesis topics and supervision

As a PhD or professional doctoral student, you’re an important member of our research community.

For your doctoral degree, choose something you’re passionate about as the focus for your thesis and find a supervisor whose research and skills match your area of interest.

You will need to find a supervisor before you apply for a doctoral degree.

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Short courses and professional development

Our college provides professional development courses tailored to the needs of the primary production sectors of the agricultural and horticultural industry. We also offer a variety of short courses relating to food and drink.

Agriculture and horticulture

Advanced Freshwater Farm Planning

Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture

Analysis of New Zealand Agricultural Systems

Farm Dairy Effluent: System Design and Management

Intermediate Farm Environment Planning

Intermediate Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture

Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment

Introduction to New Zealand's Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Management

Understanding Herbicides

Food and drink


Evaluating Consumer Response

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation

Quality Assurance and Control

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and financial support

Massey offers students a range of awards, grants and scholarships to:

  • help with fees and living expenses
  • support academic and research excellence.

Scholarships and awards

Massey Agriculture, Horticulture and Environmental Science Awards

We celebrate excellence in education and recognise our top-achieving students. The awards consist of nine categories across agriculture, horticulture, animal science, environment science and earth science.

Winners are announced at our Awards Dinner — a highlight of the agricultural calendar and an essential for industry and our best and brightest students.

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Download our guide to find out more about studying sciences and agriculture at Massey.