Master of Applied Science – Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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

Experience a transformative journey with Lincoln University’s Master of Applied Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. This research-intensive program seamlessly integrates study and application across diverse areas, from agriculture and industry to tourism and international rural development. Gain insights into the management and conservation of our biosphere and natural resources while contributing to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of societies.


Delve into the complexities of the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism specialization, a contemporary response from Lincoln University to fields crucial for understanding modern societies. Uncover the intricacies of the tourism, recreation, and parks sectors, exploring their connections to political systems, policy bodies, global economies, and environmental change. Develop advanced insights to contribute effectively to recreation planning and development, navigating the nuances of these dynamic 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 emerge prepared for dynamic roles in tourism management, recreation planning, sustainable tourism consulting, park and recreation leadership, and cultural heritage management. This program equips individuals to address challenges in these industries with advanced insights and strategic approaches.

Visa Requirements:

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