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Lincoln University Canterbury

24 months
39944 USD/year
11146 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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

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  • International

    39944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39944 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11146 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11146 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students: 16068 NZD
  • International students: 57600 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.


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