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Lincoln Universitys Master of Applied Science is geared towards careers in research, teaching, local and central government, and consultancy. The Universitys focus on applied teaching and research provides the opportunity to undertake programmes of study that connect topics and applications in a wide range of areas - agriculture, industry, communications, transport, recreation and tourism and now, increasingly and essentially, in the management and conservation of our biosphere and its resources, including international rural development issues.The International Rural Development specialisation in Lincoln Universitys Master of Applied Science looks at communities across the world and the increasing focus on attempts to grow economic productivity in land-based industries while limiting or reducing negative environmental, social and cultural impacts. In order to address the challenges associated with meeting these diverse goals, there is a need for sophisticated graduates who understand the potential benefits and limitations of social and technological solutions, new science, and management systems as they apply in international rural development contexts. This specialisation provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and values to engage with the economic, political and social dimensions of development policy and practice, and to apply these within the broader development context(s) of agribusiness, economics, environmental management, finance, and/or tourism.
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February, July, November
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Masters Degree
1 Year
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Lincoln University, New Zealand

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Lincoln University is a New Zealand university that was formed in 1990 when Lincoln College, Canterbury was made independent of the University of Canterbury. Founded in 1878, it is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere. It remains the smallest university in New Zealand (by enrolment) and one of the eight public universities. The campus is situated on 50 ha (120 acres) of land located about 15 km (9 mi) outside the city of Christchurch, in Lincoln, Canterbury.
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Ellesmere Junction Road, Lincoln, South Island 7674, New Zealand

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In the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, near Christchurch city is Lincoln University’s main campus. Surrounding this historic yet modern campus are 58 hectares of green and pleasant fields. Around 3,000 students from more than 80 countries go busily about growing their future.