24 months
24618 USD/year
5305 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Lincoln University Canterbury's Land and Society focus and reputation for research opens the way for you to study programmes that connect different topics across a range of fascinating areas with real relevance to the future of our planet and natural resources.


Key facts

Lincoln University Canterbury's Land and Society research-based Master’s lets you blend study and application across areas like agriculture, industry, transport, communications, recreation and tourism. Then relate these to vitally important subjects like international rural development and the management and conservation of our biosphere and natural resources.

This specialisation at Lincoln is a 240-credit research degree that explores the relationship between human behaviour and the environment that surrounds us. You will develop an advanced, multi-disciplinary understanding of both theory and practical dynamics of how people and societies interact with their physical and natural environments, and be able to apply your knowledge to real world problems. You’ll seed an understanding of emerging new socio-physical phenomena, be able to critically evaluate information and communicate effectively. You’ll also expand your research skills, and be equipped to move into PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative)
  • Social Science Research Methods (Qualitative)
  • Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Mana Kaitiaki (Mäori Resource Management)
  • Advanced Social Psychology of Wellbeing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For a 240 credit Master’s (thesis plus exam) you need 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
  • For the 120 credit Master’s (thesis only) a relevant postgraduate honours degree with Second Class Honours, Division One equivalent or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24618 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5305 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5305 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students: 7,650 NZD
  • International students: 35,500 NZD

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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