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Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #317 (QS) ,
The Master of Planning is a 240-credit taught Master’s in professional planning that requires two years study. The degree is designed to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Planning Institute and consequently has an emphasis on the New Zealand planning context. 

About

This Master's 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 MPlan, however graduates with a good command of written English generally should be able to readily adapt to the demands of the degree.

Programme Structure

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 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

  • Award Certificate
  • Statement on the transcript
  • Letter from the awarding institution
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7178 USD per year and a duration of 24 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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