Lincoln University Canterbury

24 months
32615 USD/year
8773 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Planning programme at Lincoln University Canterbury is designed to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) and consequently has an emphasis on the New Zealand planning context.


The Planning programme at Lincoln University Canterbury covers urban, regional resource and environmental planning. Additionally, the degree provides flexibility to specialise in water, landscape, energy, transport, resilience, international development or indigenous and Maori planning through specified and optional electives.


Students who have completed geography, political science, English, sociology, anthropology, law, architecture, environmental management or environmental science degrees will transition relatively easily into the this degree, however graduates with a good command of written English generally should be able to readily adapt to the demands of the degree.

Graduates are eligible for Graduate Membership of the NZPI, which has advantages if seeking employment in the UK, Ireland and Australia, as well as New Zealand.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Urban, Regional and Resource Planning
  • Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Advanced Professional Planning Methods and Practice
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Group Case Study
  • Advanced Resource Management and Planning Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    32615 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32615 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8773 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8773 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National students: 15333 NZD
  • International students: 57000 NZD


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