Master of Wine Science (MWineSci)

Learn practical and scientific skills in viticulture, winemaking, sensory evaluation, wine chemistry and microbiology while understanding the fundamental principles of the business of winemaking.

Programme overview

Embedding practical winemaking skills within theoretical coursework, the MWineSci will provide opportunities for students to perform research ranging from topics that directly benefit the New Zealand wine industry to fundamental studies of fermentation chemistry and biology.

This 180-point postgraduate programme will be completed in three semesters, with the first year of study taking place at the Goldwater Wine Science Centre on Waiheke Island. Research projects in the third semester may be undertaken in collaboration with a wine company, at the Goldwater Wine Science Centre or at the City Campus.

This programme is subject to final regulatory approval and is therefore subject to change.

Quick facts

Programme type Postgraduate
Points 180
Duration 1.5 years full-time; part-time study is available
Location

First and second semester of study - Goldwater Wine Science Centre on Waiheke Island.

Third semester of study - Goldwater Wine Science Centre or the City Campus.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Science in a relevant subject e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Earth Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Food Science or Geography (or an equivalent degree or subject), and
  • Achieved a GPA of at least 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II (or the equivalent).

This programme is subject to final regulatory approval and is therefore subject to change.

Enquiries

The Master of Wine Science will be offered in March 2021 subject to CUAP (Committee on University Academic Programmes) approval.

For more information about the programme, please email us.