Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificates

  • Duration

    0.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Improve your contribution to shaping a better world through the application of science with this postgraduate certificate drawn from Lincoln University’s Master’s science programmes.

Study for free

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

About this programme

Science has driven innovation and progress in agriculture, food and food production, medicine, transport, communications and other cornerstones of our lives.

Today, science is increasingly focusing on better ways to manage and conserve our biosphere and its natural resources.

Lincoln’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science expands your knowledge and expertise with a flexible programme of learning that lets you select courses from our advanced Master’s programmes in Science, Applied Science, Agricultural Science and Horticultural Science.

You can even use the Postgraduate Certificate as a way to staircase your learning toward a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s degree.

Programme information

Programme Structure

This is normally a single semester, full-time study qualification. You’re required to achieve 60 credits from the schedule of courses, matching the regulations of the relevant master’s degree.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science is a highly flexible programme.

You can select courses from Lincoln University’s Master’s programmes in Agricultural Science, Horticultural Science, Applied Science and Science.


Select your courses from the Schedule of Courses for:

  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Horticultural Science
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Science
Degree staircasing

After completing the Postgraduate Certificate, you can choose to add one or two more semesters of study, and upgrade your qualification to a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s Degree.

Year 1

First study semester

  • Applied Science Courses*
  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the list below


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Keegan Burrow

Dr Keegan Burrow

Derrick Moot

Professor Derrick Moot


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