M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Science - International Rural Development

24 months
20510 USD/year
4452 USD/year
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Lincoln University Canterbury’s focus and reputation for research opens the way for you to study programmes such as Applied Science - International Rural Development, that connect different topics across a range of fascinating areas with real relevance to the future of our planet and natural resources.


This research-based Master’s in Applied Science - International Rural Development from Lincoln University Canterbury lets you blend study and application across areas like agriculture, industry, transport, communications, recreation and tourism. Then relate these to vitally important subjects like international rural development and the management and conservation of our biosphere and natural resources.

What you'll learn

The International Rural Development specialisation cultivates understanding of how communities across the world are attempting to grow productivity of land-based industries whilst also limiting and reducing negative environmental and socio-cultural impacts. 

There is a global need for graduates with sophisticated understanding of the challenges associated with these goals, requiring knowledge of the latest social and technological solutions, management systems and new science. The programme expands your abilities to engage through the economic, social and political dimensions, as they apply to the development contexts of agribusiness, environmental management, economics, finance and tourism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative)
  • Social Science Research Methods (Qualitative)
  • Management Research Methods
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Wildlife Management
  • International Trade

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For a 240 credit Master’s (thesis plus exam) you need a relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses
  • For the 120 credit Master’s (thesis only) a relevant postgraduate honours degree with Second Class Honours, Division One equivalent or higher.
  • If English isn’t your first language, other entry requirements will apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20510 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4452 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students: 7860 NZD/year
  • International students: 36,210 NZD/year

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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