Master of Agricultural Science

Study Discipline: Agriculture Studies
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Unleash the potential to revolutionize agricultural production through the Master of Agricultural Science program. Elevate your skills in advanced management and science, contributing to the dynamic landscape of global agriculture.


In response to the evolving challenges and opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness globally, Lincoln University’s Master of Agricultural Science stands at the forefront. This program integrates in-depth scientific management, blending business acumen with a sophisticated understanding of innovation. Dive into advanced study and research, cultivating your ability to meet international market standards and contribute to Aotearoa-New Zealand’s crucial primary industries.

Admission Requirements

  • For a 240 credit Master’s (thesis plus exam) you need a relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses
  • For the 120 credit Master’s (thesis only) a relevant postgraduate honours degree with Second Class Honours, Division One equivalent or higher.
  • IELTS (Academic) 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 Overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English 58 overall score – with no communicative skill less than 50
  • NZCEL Level 5

You’re required to complete 240 credits.  This is normally made up of 120 credits of taught courses (from the regulation schedules for the relevant Master’s degree) and a thesis worth 120 credits. Students enrolling in a thesis-only Master’s only need complete a minimum of 120 credits.

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Agricultural Science program emerge as catalysts for positive change in the agricultural sector. With a profound understanding of scientific management, they contribute to sustainable agriculture, lead research initiatives, and foster innovation in the industry.

Visa Requirements:

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