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Lincoln University


Lincoln is New Zealand’s third oldest university. Founded in 1878 as a School of Agriculture, the organisation was linked to Canterbury College, welcoming its first intake of students in 1880.

In 1896, with agriculture now well established as the mainstay of New Zealand’s exports, the School of Agriculture separated from Canterbury College and became Canterbury Agricultural College, with its own governing body and the ability to award degrees through the University of New Zealand. In 1961, the university was officially renamed Lincoln College, becoming a constituent college of the University of Canterbury. In 1990 Lincoln University formally separated from the University of Canterbury and became the self-governing national university that it is today.

Lincoln University is known internationally for the high numbers of students from around the globe, over 60 nationalities represented, choosing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level here. Lincoln excels in areas related to land and natural resource management and is renowned for its applied commerce degrees and industry relevant programmes. Lincoln University is one of eight government universities in New Zealand, with a history stretching back more than a hundred and twenty five years.

The University is less than twenty five minutes from Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island. It has an established campus noted for its space and the quality of the environment. The 58 hectare campus houses modern teaching spaces, an excellent library and campus facilities, and accommodation for approximately 650 students during the university year.

Hands on learning that employers love
Hands-on-learning is one of the strengths of Lincoln University qualifications and a major reason why Lincoln University graduates and diplomates move so easily into employment. Employers value the breadth and depth of knowledge that this experience provides and constantly rate Lincoln University highly.

Smaller class size
We're smaller which means you count. You're not just a number, here students come first. Our classes are smaller. We have a low student to lecturer ratio which means more personalised attention for our students. Our lecturers have an 'open door policy'. That means they are always on hand to discuss projects and essays or clarify a lecture topic. The size of the University makes it very easy to make friends

Master in International Nature Conservation

For more than 138 years, Lincoln University has focused on improving New Zealand’s land based knowledge, wealth and productivity through our specialist programmes.

Research Master Degrees a Lincoln University

Masters of Agricultural Science; Applied Science; Commerce and Management; Commerce (Agricultural); Horticultural Science; International Nature Conservation; Landscape Architecture (Research); Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering; Science; Water Resource Management

NZ$ 28,100 Research Master's in Commerce and Tourism
NZ$ 32,200 Research Master's in all other disciplines  

Graduate Diploma's and Certificates

Between NZ$ 13,000 and NZ$ 27,000 per year

Post-Graduate Diploma's and Certificates

Between NZ$ 14,000 and NZ$ 32,200 per year

Bachelor Degrees at Lincoln University

Bachelor's Degrees of Agribusiness and Food Marketing; Agriculture; Agricultural Science; Commerce; Commerce (Agriculture); Environmental Management; Environmental Policy and Planning (Honours); Environment and Society; Landscape Architecture; Land and Property Management; Science; Sport and Recreation Management; Tourism Management; Viticulture and Oenology

Between NZ$ 26,000 and NZ$ 35,125 per year

Diplomas at Lincoln University

Diplomas in Agriculture; Applied Science; Commerce; Horticulture; Natural Resources; University Studies; Farm Management; Horticultural Management

Between NZ$ 20,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year

These are 2017 prices

Field trips
At Lincoln University we believe in practical applied learning. To that end, a large number of our courses have field trip components, so it is highly likely that during your university career you will go on one. You could visit anything from a business, vineyard, forest or some other place where you can see the applications of the work you study.

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