Master of Applied Science - Parks, Recreation and Tourism

  • Upcoming start dates

    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.

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism specialisation is a more recent response from Lincoln to study fields that are critically relevant to understanding and working with the economic, social and cultural fabric of modern-day societies. You’ll gain an understanding of the complexity of the tourism, recreation and parks sectors, and cultivate an appreciation of the impact political systems, policy bodies, local and global economies and environmental change can have. You’ll also be able to contribute at an advanced level to recreation planning and development with sophisticated insights into the complexities and nuances of both the recreation and tourism industries.

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.

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses

A 120 credit thesis is required. You can find a list of available supervisors here


Select a 20-credit 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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Associate Professor Joanna Fountain

Associate Professor

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