Master of Applied Science - Land and Society

  • Upcoming start dates

    November Summer School - 13 Nov 2023

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 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.

This specialisation at Lincoln is a 240-credit research degree that explores the relationship between human behaviour and the environment that surrounds us. You will develop an advanced, multi-disciplinary understanding of both theory and practical dynamics of how people and societies interact with their physical and natural environments, and be able to apply your knowledge to real world problems. You’ll seed an understanding of emerging new socio-physical phenomena, be able to critically evaluate information and communicate effectively. You’ll also expand your research skills, and be equipped to move into PhD study.

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.

A 120 credit thesis is required. 


You’re also required to select one elective 600-level course from the Schedule of Courses. We recommend you take course advice to ensure that your course choices create a coherent programme of study.


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