Master of Pest Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

New Zealand’s native ecosystem is facing a host of challenges from invasive pests. There’s an urgent need for experts to help strengthen our biosecurity systems and achieve the goal of predator-free by 2050, using effective but socially acceptable management strategies.

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If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

This programme gives you the opportunity to grow your impact in either plant or vertebrate pest management.

You’ll gain advanced in-depth knowledge and practical training that focuses on predator eradication and biosecurity.

You’ll graduate with a specialist focus, along with a network of potential employers (through the research placement course) gained during your study.

How you’ll grow

  • Seed the knowledge of how to design and implement environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable management programmes in response to specific pest problems
  • Learn how to monitor the outcomes of pest management strategies, measuring impacts and pinpointing any developing physiological and behavioural resistance to control tools
  • Grow your advanced understanding of existing pest control solutions along with their accepted limitations
  • Gain in-depth understanding of adaptive management, and learn how to effectively share new research findings so they influence current practice
  • Work alongside industry or gain a valuable placement in a relevant organisation.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of Lincoln University’s Master of Pest Management, you’ll be well positioned for a role in the primary production sector, with a government organisation involved with pest control and border safety, or as an agricultural consultant advising on pest control and plant protection.

Programme information

Programme Structure

A course advisor can assist you to select your courses and plan your degree. 


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Programme contacts

James Ross

Associate Professor James Ross

Associate Professor
Manjula Kularathua

Dr Manjula Kularathna


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