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International Nature Conservation, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #317 (QS) ,
The Master of Natural Resources Management & Ecological Engineering (MNaRMEE) is a two year Master’s programme in the areas of sustainable planning, design and management of natural resources, landscapes, environmental management, business for sustainability, and ecological engineering. 


This jointly-awarded master’s degree is completed at Lincoln University and the University of Natural Resources and Life Science (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria while BOKU MNaRMEE students will spend one semester at Lincoln University. Scholarships are available.

MNaRMEE graduates will have an international qualification that will distinguish you in the employment marketplace. New Zealand students will spend one semester at BOKU University’s green campus in the centre of Vienna, Austria. (Your courses will be offered in English so there is no German language requirement). 

Enquire about domestic fees and free return flights to Vienna from Christchurch. BOKU and Lincoln MNarMEE students must pass an equivalent of 120 ECTS points (240 credits).

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods in Ecology 
  • Applied Research Methods 
  • Advanced Theory in Resource Studies 
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems A 
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3 
  • Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative) 
  • Social Science Research Methods (Qualitative) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A relevant degree with at least a B grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7178 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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