M.Sc. On Campus

International Rural Development

Lincoln University Canterbury

24 months
24618 USD/year
8044 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Lincoln University Canterbury's International Rural Development focus and reputation for research opens the way for you to study programmes that connect different topics across a range of fascinating areas with real relevance to the future of our planet and natural resources.


Key facts

Lincoln University Canterbury's research-based International Rural Development Master’s 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.

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
  • Advanced Urban, Regional and Resource Planning

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

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24618 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8044 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students: 11,600 NZD
  • International students: 35,500 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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