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Entry Requirements

Find out what you'll need to meet our postgraduate entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

Find out what you'll need to meet our postgraduate entry requirements.

Taught Master's

Whether you are considering a taught, taught/research or research-only Master’s degree, you will need a relevant degree with a B grade average in your 300-level courses and final year (full-time equivalent).

Taught Master’s degrees are usually 12-month full-time programmes. Like bachelor’s degrees, they are delivered and assessed through a series of taught modules and may include independent research in the specialised subject area.
 

Application tips

Check out this video for useful tips on what you need to prepare before submitting your taught master's application.
 
 

Required documents

To submit your application online, you will need:
    A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents).
      Academic documents. These must be:
      • In the original language. If this is not English, then an official translation should be provided.
      • Academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
      • Confirmation of any completed qualifications, if applicable. This can be either:
        • - an award certificate,
        • - a statement on the transcript, or
        • - a letter from the awarding institution.
      Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable).
      • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that your level of English meets the English language requirements for admission to Lincoln. If you don't currently have this, you can provide it to us later.
      A Curriculum Vitae or resume
      • This is optional but can be used to evaluate your experience to support your application. It should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience.

       

      Taught and Research Master's

      Entry to a Master’s degree requires a relevant degree with at least a B grade average in your 300-level or higher courses and final year overall (full-time equivalent).
        Taught and Research Master’s degrees (240 credits) require two years of full time study. The first year is devoted to course work and the second year to a research thesis.
         
        To submit your application online, you will need the following:
          A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)
            Academic documents. These must be:
            • In the original language. If this is not English, then an official translation should be provided.
            • Academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
            • Confirmation of any completed qualifications, if applicable. This can be either:
              • - an award certificate,
              • - a statement on the transcript, or
              • - a letter from the awarding institution.
            Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
            • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that your level of English meets the English language requirements for admission to Lincoln. If you don't currently have this, you can provide it to us later.
            Curriculum Vitae (including a statement of your career intentions)
            • Should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience
            Statement of Research Interest
            References (two)
            • Both of your referees should be in a position to comment on your academic performance, your research capability, and your ability to complete the degree, and at least one, preferably both, must be familiar with your recent work. If you have completed a thesis, dissertation or project we will expect your supervisor to provide a reference. Download this referee form (Word 97KB) and supply it to the referees.
            • Your application can be processed more quickly if these confidential reports are sent to us either in sealed envelopes or e-mailed to Mylinc@lincoln.ac.nz. These references must be signed and dated to enable assessment.

            Research Master's

            Entry to all Lincoln’s Master’s degrees requires a relevant degree with at least a B grade average in your 300-level or higher courses and final year overall (full-time equivalent).
              Lincoln's Master's degree by Research only (120 credits) requires one year of full-time study. To apply you must have an appropriate and relevant postgraduate honours degree awarded with at least second class honours, division one, or equivalent (B+ grade average or higher).
               
              To submit your application online you will need the following:
                Birth certificate or passport (scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)
                  Academic documents. These need to be:
                  • Official academic transcripts (results/mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks/grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
                  • In the original language. If this is not English, then an official translation should be provided.
                  • Confirmation of any completed qualifications, if applicable. This can be either:
                    • - an award certificate,
                    • - a statement on the transcript, or
                    • - a letter from the awarding institution.
                  Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
                  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that your level of English meets the English language requirements for admission to Lincoln. If you don't currently have this, you can provide it to us later.
                  Curriculum Vitae (including a statement of your career intentions)
                  • This is used to evaluate your experience to support your application. It should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience.
                  Statement of Research Interest

                  References (two)

                  • Both of your referees should be in a position to comment on your academic performance, your research capability, and your ability to complete the degree, and at least one, preferably both, must be familiar with your recent work. If you have completed a thesis, dissertation or project we will expect your supervisor to provide a reference. Download this referee form and supply it to the referees.
                  • Your application can be processed more quickly if these confidential reports are either sent to us in sealed envelopes or emailed to Mylinc@lincoln.ac.nz. These references must be signed and dated.
                  A research abstract of a previous project, dissertation or thesis
                  • To assist with the evaluation, it will also be useful for you to submit a complete electronic copy of your Master's thesis or Honours dissertation.

                  PhD

                  To apply for a PhD, you will need an appropriate and relevant postgraduate Honours or Master’s degree awarded with at least second class honours, division one or equivalent (a grade average of a B+ or higher). In addition, your previous qualification must include a significant research component, such as a project, dissertation or thesis, requiring at least 40 credit equivalents of research skills in your previous qualification.
                   
                  To submit your application online, you will need the following:
                    A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)
                      Academic documents. These must be:
                      • In the original language. If this is not English, then an official translation should be provided.
                      • Official academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
                      • Confirmation of any completed qualifications, if applicable. This can be either:
                        • - an award certificate,
                        • - a statement on the transcript, or
                        • - a letter from the awarding institution.
                      Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
                      • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that your level of English meets the English language requirements for admission to Lincoln. If you don't currently have this, you can provide it to us later.
                      Curriculum Viate or Resume
                      • This is used to evaluate your experience to support your application. It should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience.
                      Statement of Research Interest
                      References (two)
                      • Both of your referees should be in a position to comment on your academic performance, your research capability, and your ability to complete the degree, and at least one, preferably both, must be familiar with your recent work. If you have completed a thesis, dissertation or project we will expect your supervisor to provide a reference. Download this referee form (Word 97KB) and supply it to the referees.
                      • Your application can be processed more quickly if these confidential reports are either sent to us in sealed envelopes or emailed to Mylinc@lincoln.ac.nz. These references must be signed and dated.
                      A research abstract of a previous project, dissertation or thesis
                      • To assist with the evaluation, it will also be useful for you to submit a complete electronic copy of your Master's thesis or Honours dissertation.

                      Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas

                      Lincoln offers a number of postgraduate certificates and diplomas to extend your studies in your chosen discipline. To apply to study for a postgraduate certificate or diploma, you must have a relevant degree with at least a B- average in the 300 level courses and final year (full-time equivalent).
                       
                      To submit your application online, you will need the following:
                        A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)

                        Academic documents. These must be:
                        • In the original language. If this is not English, then an official translation should be provided.
                        • Academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
                        • Confirmation of any completed qualifications, if applicable. This can be either:
                          • - an award certificate,
                          • - a statement on the transcript, or
                          • - a letter from the awarding institution.
                        Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
                        • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that your level of English meets the English language requirements for admission to Lincoln. If you don't currently have this, you can provide it to us later.
                        Curriculum Vitae or Resume
                        • This is optional but can be used to evaluate your experience to support your application. It should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience.

                        Honours

                        An Honours degree gives you an extra year of study at the end of your undergraduate degree.
                         
                        Please note:
                        • Honours is available by application only, after the completion of a relevant degree
                        • Applicants must have a B+ average in your 300 level courses.
                        To submit your application online, you will need the following:
                         
                        A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)

                        Academic documents. These must be:
                        • In the original language. If this is not English, then an official translation should be provided.
                        • Academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
                        • Confirmation of any completed qualifications, if applicable. This can be either:
                          • - an award certificate,
                          • - a statement on the transcript, or
                          • - a letter from the awarding institution.
                        Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
                        • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that your level of English meets the English language requirements for admission to Lincoln. If you don't currently have this, you can provide it to us later.
                        Curriculum Vitae or Resume
                        • This is optional but can be used to evaluate your experience to support your application. It should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience.
                        Statement (the name of the area you're applying for honours in, for example, ecology)
                        • A brief statement of the project or research area.
                        Lincoln’s Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours (BAg Sci (Hons)) is open to Lincoln University students who have completed their sixth semester (normally third year of study), and passed all courses at a sufficiently high standard (B average in last two years of study). Students are required to have completed a total of 480 credits, with a minimum of 120 credits at the 300 level to attain a BAgSc (Hons). You will need to submit the 'Honours' Form provided in MyLinc (our online application system).

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