Postgraduate study in agriculture-related areas

If you are passionate about the primary industries, Massey University’s qualifications will help you progress your career, and really make a difference. Whether you are in employment and are looking for professional development, or have an undergraduate degree and wish to dig deeper into your area of interest, we offer a wide range of qualifications and majors. 

Master of Agriculture

Gain advanced knowledge and analytical skills pertinent to primary production systems across a wide range of topics. 

This qualification can be endorsed in agriculture, horticulture, equine or life cycle management. 

Master of AgriCommerce

Gain skills aligned to industry requirements and join this rapidly growing industry. You will gain the research and professional skills required across the value chain from farm production to food marketing.

Master of Science

Massey's Master of Science offers majors in related fields such as agricultural science, animal science, environmental science, horticultural science, plant biology and New Zealand's only major in plant breeding.

Master of Natural Sciences

You will learn how to put science into a global context and work to solve the big issues facing our natural world. You will work across scientific areas and get a broad understanding of how to come up with real solutions.

Master of Engineering Studies

The degree will help you gain expertise in an area outside of the focus of your undergraduate qualification, or current employment, or help you progress your career in your area of interest.

You can choose from a number of endorsements. 

Master of Veterinary Studies

The Master of Veterinary Studies is a internationally recognised veterinary degree, most suited to veterinarians who are focused on professional development and progressing their career.

Master of Veterinary Medicine

This programme offers practicing veterinarians a flexible, modular system of study via distance. You may choose from a wide range of small animal, large animal, equine, epidemiology and veterinary business papers.

Other qualifications

These include postgraduate diplomas (for those more interested in a taught vs research qualification) and bachelor degrees with honours, which are for those who have excelled in their undergraduate qualification.