About the course
Lincoln Universitys Postgraduate Diploma in International Rural Development is a joint programme between the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce and the Facultyof Environment, Society and Design. The programme provides students with advanced knowledge and skills to engage with the economic, political and social dimensions of development policy and practice, and to apply these within broader development context(s) such as agribusiness, economics, environmental management, finance, and/or tourism. Graduates of the programme will have gained an advanced understanding of international rural development and its importance to sustainable social and economic growth, the problems constraining sustainable rural livelihoods, policy, institutions, processes and practices that promote pro-poor economic growth and sustainable use of natural resources, and the critical skills and abilities to apply the above in an international rural development context.
Intake Months
February, July, November
Delivery Locations
Postgraduate Diploma
Estimated annual course fee
NZD 28,500
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1 Year
English language requirements
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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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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.