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International Nature Conservation (Master)

Master in International Nature Conservation at Lincoln University

Nature concerns all of us. It’s the common denominator between us. We all depend on nature and benefit from it in so many ways. The problem is, these benefits are not shared equally because of various political, geographic, social and economic reasons.

Nature Conservation is the conservation, sustainable use and equitable use of nature and its goods and services. The education programme provides a platform for an international professional career in nature conservation by enhancing postgraduate comparative studies at twinned Universities through contrasting issues between the southern and northern hemisphere.

Master of International Nature Conservation
2years, Full and part time

One of the great challenges of conservation is the wise adaptation of techniques and approaches developed in one part of the world to another. Lincoln University has joined with the University of Göttingen, Germany, to offer this jointly awarded Masters Degree. This initiative came from the Centre for Nature Conservation (University of Göttingen) and the Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation (Lincoln University).

The University of Göttingen and Lincoln University both have strong ecological research programmes and share a common interest in nature conservation. At Lincoln University nature conservation is focused on the natural landscape, endangered species and the impact of human colonisation. The University of Göttingen has expertise with conservation in the cultural landscape, tropical ecology and forestry.

The Master of International Nature Conservation exposes students to conservation problems and solutions in two very different countries in different hemispheres with contrasting cultures.

The programme deals with:

  • International problems of nature conservation in the context of conservation biology
  • Learning contrasts through integrated study semesters at Lincoln University, New Zealand (continent-island; north-south hemisphere; different conditions and approaches to nature conservation)
  • Support through the advisory board of well-known nature conservation experts from international nature conservation organisations, practice-oriented with Internship-semester at an organisation of nature conservation

Programme structure:

  • One study semester at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • One study semester at Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • One Internship semester including a practical project
  • Master Thesis

Tuition fee for 2017: NZ$ 32,200 

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