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Study agriculture in 2020


No.1 in agriculture in New Zealand


Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Dig into every aspect of agriculture! Your learning combines agriculture and science disciplines to give you a broad range of contemporary and relevant knowledge and skills. You will study animals, agriculture, soils and pasture, but also business, decision-making skills and relevant aspects of other sciences.

Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Bachelor of AgriCommerce

Want to take a more business-focused approach to agriculture? In this degree your learning will focus on core business skills. You will gain an understanding of what it takes to create sustainable and competitive global agricultural systems.

Bachelor of AgriCommerce

Bachelor of Animal Science

This is the only animal science degree available in New Zealand.

You will gain in-depth expertise, learning about the latest developments in animal science from our world leading veterinary, animal and agricultural science professionals. The degree has a distinct New Zealand flavour and complements established international animal science programmes.

Bachelor of Animal Science

Bachelor of Horticultural Science

From genetics to plant growth and food production to food marketing - horticulture is a varied and ever-changing course of study. Globally there are more jobs in horticulture than people to fill them. Your study will open up opportunities for those careers: the BHortSc is the only New Zealand horticultural degree fully co-designed and created in collaboration with industry.

Bachelor of Horticultural Science

Bachelor of Science (International Agriculture)

Learn about the latest agricultural-related science and technologies, the world’s environmental and food security problems – and how to match the two to come up with globally applicable solutions. Study topics include the plants, animals and soils and the key factors for sustainable production.

Bachelor of Science (International Agriculture)

Bachelor of Science (Plant Science)

Studying the Massey University Bachelor of Science (Plant Science) will give you a solid understanding of the fundamental elements of the structure and function of plants. You will learn how plants grow and interact with their environment and how to apply this knowledge in both natural and managed ecosystems.

Bachelor of Science (Plant Science)

Meet our graduates

James Robertson

I did a Bachelor of AgriCommerce because food production is the backbone of the New Zealand economy and I wanted to be part of that future.

I really enjoyed my time at Massey, and I would take any opportunity to give back and highlight the degree that I studied.

Once I completed my degree, I was able to take out the FMG Younger Farmer of the Year grand final. It was a great opportunity, as a young guy, to have a crack a title like that, it was awesome.

Bachelor of AgriCommerce (International Agribusiness)

Holly Phillips

Science Intern, DairyNZ and AgResearch

Massey has a fantastic reputation for its agricultural degrees, and gave me a variety of related courses to choose from. My study experience has also been fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate degree. In particular I liked that we were able to apply what we learnt in lectures to actual on-farm situations by having multiple field trips and talking to farmers. Agriculture students are a tight-knit community and that has made my study experience even more enjoyable.

Bachelor of AgriScience (now Bachelor of Agricultural Science)

Cameron Walker

My degree was challenging but extremely rewarding. Every course that was part of it was an aspect of agriculture that I wanted to master, I can definitely see the value in completing each.

At Massey University I found myself being challenged by both my peers and mentors to achieve to the best of my ability.

Upon completion of my degree I found it very easy to get a job. There is high demand for agriculture students in general, but more so for rural valuation students.

Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Rural Valuation)

Accreditation and rankings


There are a large number of scholarships available to new and current students studying agriculture at Massey.

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