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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


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Science has driven innovation and progress in agriculture, food and food production, medicine, transport, communications and other cornerstones of our lives.

Today, science is increasingly focusing on better ways to manage and conserve our biosphere and its natural resources.

Lincoln’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science expands your knowledge and expertise with a flexible programme of learning that lets you select courses from our advanced Master’s programmes in Science, Applied Science, Agricultural Science and Horticultural Science.

You can even use the Postgraduate Certificate as a way to staircase your learning toward a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

This is normally a single semester, full-time study qualification. You’re required to achieve 60 credits from the schedule of courses, matching the regulations of the relevant master’s degree.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science is a highly flexible programme.

You can select courses from Lincoln University’s Master’s programmes in Agricultural Science, Horticultural Science, Applied Science and Science.


Select your courses from the Schedule of Courses for:

  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Horticultural Science
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Science

Entry criteria

Completion of 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

English Language Requirements

  • 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%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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