What will I learn?

Lincoln University’s Master of Environmental Policy and Management has been designed to equip graduates with the research and analytical skills needed to understand and evaluate the interconnections between the complex issues often described simply as ‘environmental’. These issues are also entangled in socio-cultural, political and economic contexts and practices at a range of scales. Graduates of this degree will develop advanced skills in research, critical evaluation, problem-solving and communication - and you will be able to meet these questions with solutions.

Summary of Regulations

Students are required to complete 180 credits of taught courses from the Schedule of Courses for the MEPM over three semesters (18 months of study).

Staircase Your Degree

Want to begin your Master's study with a smaller qualification or don't quite meet the entry requirements for a Master of Environmental Policy and Management? Start with a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science (one semester), followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (an additional semester).

Then you can gain a Master of Environmental Policy and Management with only one more year of course work.

Please note that successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma does not guarantee acceptance into the second year of the Master of Environmental Policy and Management. Minimum grade restrictions apply.

Career opportunities:

Career opportunities include working with government agencies, 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 (18 months)

Tuition fees
NZ$43,000.00 (US$ 27,589) 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

A relevant degree with at least a B grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses.

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