Master of Applied Science – Land and Society

Study Discipline: Applied Sciences
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

Explore the intricate connections between humanity and the environment with Lincoln University’s Master of Applied Science in Land and Society. Renowned for its research focus, Lincoln offers a unique opportunity to delve into diverse topics with real-world implications for the future of our planet and its invaluable natural resources.


Embark on a research-driven Master’s journey that seamlessly integrates study and application across crucial areas such as agriculture, industry, transport, communications, recreation, and tourism. This 240-credit research degree at Lincoln delves into the relationship between human behavior and the environment, providing a multi-disciplinary understanding of theory and practical dynamics. You’ll gain insights into international rural development, biosphere management, and natural resource conservation. Equip yourself to critically evaluate information, communicate effectively, and expand your research skills, setting the stage for potential Ph.D. study.

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 emerge as catalysts for positive environmental change, equipped for roles such as environmental analysis, sustainability consulting, land use planning, rural development, and advanced research pursuits. This program’s emphasis on practical skills prepares graduates to tackle complex challenges in land and society.

Visa Requirements:

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