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Master of Agricultural Science

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 21-February-2022
Campus:
Lincoln University
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Summary

Expand your abilities to grow the impact of agricultural production through advanced management and science.

As agriculture and agribusiness around the world respond to evolving challenges and opportunities, there’s a need for more in-depth scientific management that brings business acumen alongside sophisticated understanding and innovation.

Lincoln University’s Master of Agricultural Science offers advanced study and research in the fields that underpin agricultural production and development. Primary industries are vital to Aotearoa-New Zealand’s economy now and in the future. This programme develops your ability to respond as an agriculturalist to the requirements to produce quality products that satisfy the standards and needs of international markets.

Summary of Regulations

Students are required to complete 240 credits: normally 120 credits of taught courses from the schedules to the regulations for the relevant master's degree and a thesis worth 120 credits. Note that the first year provides preliminary research preparation.

Students enrolling in thesis only masters are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits.

Entry criteria

  • For a 240 credit Master’s (thesis plus exam) you need a relevant degree with at least a B-grade average 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.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

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