International Nature Conservation, Master | Lincoln University Canterbury | Christchurch, New Zealand
24 months
20510 USD/year
4452 USD/year
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Effective conservation is a global challenge, and must be implemented with global perspectives. This Master’s in International Nature Conservation from Lincoln University Canterbury prepares you for an international career in conservation with a unique opportunity to study at two internationally recognised universities, with differing but complementary approaches.


Conservation is an international effort, applied in focused contexts. An essential part is the ability to review, adapt then re-apply innovations that work in one part of the world to another. 

Studying in the International Nature Conservation program at both Lincoln University Canterbury and the University of Göttingen in Germany will expand your understanding by nurturing your appreciation of conservation and conservation approaches, their different issues and dynamics across two different contrasting hemispheres. 

Lincoln University

New Zealand is a world biodiversity hotspot. Our conservation focus is mainly endangered species in natural areas. However urban and agricultural landscapes are increasingly relevant in how they in harbour (or jeopardise) species. Lincoln has a particularly strong focus on the practical aspects of ecology and conservation.

University of Göttingen

Conditions in Germany contrast with New Zealand, in that focus is on highly modified landscapes with a strong cultural element, alongside conservation networks that operate at continental level. Conservation biology and understanding of ecological systems are the basis of both research and teaching.

How you’ll grow

  • By tailoring your coursework, practical experience and research topics to fit your interests via the flexible structure of the programme.
  • Through undertaking study modules looking at wildlife assessment, species extinctions, conservation strategies and monitoring programmes.
  • Earning a joint degree from Lincoln University and the University of Göttingen. 

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of International Nature Conservation, you’re positioned well for a career in local or globally-focused conservation and species protection. Plus you’ll have a credible international edge to your study and how you can apply your skills.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Aspects of Sustainability: An International Perspective
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Advanced Theory in Resource Studies
  • Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses
  • Preferred academic degree in technical or natural sciences, environmentally oriented business, economics or related sciences.
  • IELTS 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20510 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4452 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students: 7860 NZD/year
  • International students: 36,210 NZD/year

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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