What will I learn?

Lincoln University's Master of Applied Science is geared towards careers in research, teaching, local and central government, and consultancy. The University's focus on applied teaching and research provides the opportunity to undertake programmes of study that connect topics and applications in a wide range of areas - agriculture, industry, communications, transport, and now, increasingly and essentially, in the management and conservation of our biosphere and its resources, including international rural development issues.

The Environmental Management specialisation in Lincoln's Master of Applied Science looks at the fundamental questions: How do we live? How should we live? How could we live? Each one of these questions cuts to the heart of what environmental management is about. They illustrate the complexity of issues that are often described simply as ‘environmental’ when they are also entangled in socio-cultural, political and economic contexts and practices at a range of scales. This degree has been designed to equip graduates with the advanced knowledge, research, critical analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and communication skills that are needed to address these inherently complex, challenging and contested issues.

Summary of Regulations

  • Students are required to complete 240 credits: normally 120 credits of taught courses from the schedules to the regulations for the relevant master's degree and a thesis worth 120 credits. Note that the first year provides preliminary research preparation.
  • Students enrolling in thesis only masters are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits.

Careers

Career opportunities include working with national government ministries and agencies, local government, regional councils, environmental and business consultancy firms, industry organisations, non-government organisations, and advocacy groups.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$33,500.00 (US$ 21,390) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 February 2020

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a relevant degree with B grade average in the 300 level courses and final year (full time equivalent). IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0; TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50; NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement); Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

For international students

For 240 credit Masters (thesis and exam): a relevant degree with at least a B grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

For 120 credit Masters (thesis only): a relevant postgraduate honours degree with Second Class Honours, Division One or its equivalent (or higher).

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

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About this uni

Lincoln University has a 5-star rating for employability, and graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than those from other NZ universities.

  • 5-star rating for internationalisation and inclusiveness
  • A world-class learning experience
  • Practical work experience for most programmes
  • Excellent support services that aid a smooth transition