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International Rural Development, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #317 (QS) ,
Study commences in November each year with three core courses taught over the Summer Semester (November-January). Students then progress to Lincoln’s regular semesters allowing them to complete the degree in just 12 months

About

Lincoln University's Master of International Rural Development (MRD) is a joint programme between the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce and the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. This programme 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. 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

  • Development Policy, Theory and Issues
  • Field Techniques for Development Practice
  • Communication for Development Professionals
  • 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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A relevant degree with at least a B grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses
  • Birth certificate or passport (original or verified copy of your birth certificate or passport, showing the same name that is on your academic documents)
  • Academic transcripts.
  • Award Certificate
  • Statement on the transcript
  • Letter from the awarding institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11016 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.

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