Master of Science (Research)

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

  • Qualification

    Research Master's

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Expand your value and opportunities with advanced research and training in a range of science disciplines.

The Master of Science from Lincoln University creates an opportunity for you to deepen your understanding and cultivate new perspectives within specialist areas of study. These specialisations include Conservation and Ecology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science or a specialisation based on your own personal focus and choice of courses. Alternatively, you can complete the Master of Science without a specialisation.

A two-year Master of Science in Water Science Management is also available via a joint partnership between Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury (UC), through the Waterways Centre. Delivered at the UC campus, it involves a research thesis designed to build your theoretical and technical skills in water systems. To study this programme, you will need to apply for a Master of Science at UC

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.


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Programme contacts

Jon Sullivan

Dr Jon Sullivan

Senior Lecturer

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