Master of Science (Research)

Study Discipline: Science & Mathematics
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

Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Master of Science (Research) at Lincoln University. This program offers a unique opportunity to delve into specialized fields such as Conservation and Ecology, Biochemistry, or Environmental Science. Tailor your learning experience based on personal interests or opt for a well-rounded Master of Science without a specific specialization. Our curriculum is designed to deepen your understanding and provide fresh perspectives, aligning with the latest industry insights and advancements. Join us to cultivate expertise and make a meaningful impact in your chosen field.


Explore the fascinating realm of water science with our two-year Master of Science in Water Science Management, a collaborative effort between Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury (UC) through the Waterways Centre. Delivered at the UC campus, this program focuses on developing theoretical and technical skills in water systems through a comprehensive research thesis. To enroll, apply for the Master of Science at UC. Elevate your career prospects with this immersive program, combining academic excellence with practical insights in water science management.

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) you need 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

Upon completing the Master of Science (Research), graduates position themselves for promising career trajectories. Anticipated career outcomes include influential roles in research institutions, environmental consultancy firms, government agencies, and academic institutions. With a solid foundation in research and specialized knowledge, our alumni contribute significantly to addressing global challenges in conservation, biochemistry, and environmental science.

Visa Requirements:

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