Master of Applied Science Disaster Risk and Resilience

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Research Master's

    Taught and Research Master's

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Lincoln University’s focus and reputation for research opens the way for you to study programmes that connect different topics across a range of fascinating areas with real relevance to the future of our planet and natural resources.

Note: The Master of Applied Science - Disaster Risk and Resilience has been closed to enrolments since 2022.

With this research-based Master’s, you will blend study and application across areas like agriculture, industry, transport, communications, recreation and tourism. Then you'll relate these to vitally important subjects like international rural development and the management and conservation of our biosphere and natural resources.

The Disaster Risk and Resilience specialisation in the Master of Applied Science cultivates an holistic, integrated and comprehensive understanding of disaster management and risk reduction.

Canterbury’s post-quake environment offer unique opportunities, and this specialisation is taught by staff from both Lincoln and the University of Canterbury.

The University of Canterbury has strong credentials in hazard processes, risk assessment, management and reduction, whilst Lincoln has recognised strengths in environment planning, socio-economic impacts, community engagement, policy and resilience. You’ll be able to access the expertise and complementary knowledge of both universities, as well as expand the scope of your research topics.

Programme information

Programme Structure

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.

The first year’s study provides preliminary research preparation.

This programme is co-taught with the University of Canterbury. There are three compulsory courses that are taught at UC and one elective that can be chosen. 


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Hamish Rennie

Hamish Rennie

Associate Professor

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