• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #356 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
The International Rural Development programme at Lincoln University Canterbury is a joint programme between the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce and the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. 

About

The International Rural Development programme at Lincoln University Canterbury provides a robust grounding in international rural development concepts and theories, and equips graduates with the analytical and practical skills they need to engage critically in development activities and debates from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Education

Students then build on this common grounding by selecting a specialisation in one of four rural development streams: Agribusiness, Economics, Finance or Tourism. To enrol for the MIRD, students must have completed a Bachelor degree in a discipline related to one of these specialisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication for Development Professionals
  • Development Policy, Theory and Issues
  • International Agribusiness Systems
  • Agribusiness in Developing Economies
  • Agribusiness Organisations
  • Planning and Assessing International Development Projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • A relevant degree with a B grade average in your 300-level courses and final year (full-time equivalent)
  • A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)
  • Academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • A Curriculum Vitae or resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24461 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24461 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6580 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • National students: 11500 NZD
  • International students: 42750 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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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