Master of Applied Science - Environmental Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • 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.

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

The Environmental Management specialisation within Lincoln’s Master of Applied Science examines the fundamental questions of ‘how do we live?’, ‘how should we live?’ and ‘how could we live?. Each of these questions cuts to the heart of what environmental management is about. They illustrate the complexity of issues that are often described under ‘environmental’, when they are also entangled in socio-cultural, political, and economic practices at a range of scales. This degree is designed to equip you with the advanced knowledge, research, critical analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and communication skills that are needed to address these inherently complex issues.

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.

You can find a list of available supervisors here when you undertake your thesis.

You may substitute another 600-level Research Methods course from the Lincoln University Calendar with approval from the Academic Board. A 120-credit thesis is required. 


At least two courses (40 credits) at 600-level with an ECOL, ERST, LWST, MAST or WATR prefix. Then a maximum of two courses (40 credits) at 600-level from the Schedule of Courses

Collectively these six courses must form a coherent environmental management programme, approved by the Academic Co-ordinator.


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Steve Urlich

Dr Steve Urlich


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