Postgraduate study in Wine Science

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What can you study in Wine Science?

Courses in the Wine Science programme examine the science of grape production and winemaking, and analytical techniques in winemaking.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the organisation and operation of the wine industry as a whole, and you will be encouraged to pursue a particular field of interest by completing a research project in wine science.

Areas of research interests open to exploration include:

  • Post-fermentation processes in winemaking
  • Sensory evaluation and statistical methods
  • The business of wine production
  • The science behind grape production
  • The science behind winemaking
  • Viticulture
  • Winemaking in a New Zealand setting

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Wine Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Wine Science 120-point (one-year) research masters

120 points from:

Master of Science (MSc) in Wine Science 240-point research masters

At least 75 points from:

Up to 45 points from 600 and 700 level courses in related subjects

120 points from:

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Wine Science

At least 75 points from:

Up to 45 points from 600 and 700 level courses in related subjects

Prerequisites

Prior to applying for a Master of Science (MSc) in Wine Science 120-point option you must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Wine Science.

Courses

Where can postgraduate study in Wine Science take you?

Our graduates learn the essential theory and practical skills to begin their employment in the winemaking and hospitality industry.

Jobs related to Wine Science

  • Cellar manager
  • Lab tech
  • Laboratory research work
  • Marketer
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Vineyard operator
  • Viticulturist
  • Winemaker

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

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