What will I learn?

Lincoln University's Postgraduate Certificate in International Rural Development is a joint programme between the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce and the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. It provides students with knowledge, skills and values to engage with the economic, political and social dimensions of development policy and practice.

During the programme you will gain an 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 understand how all these are applied in an international rural development context.

Summary of Regulations

• Pass 60 credits in total

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ $14,500 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 February 2020

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a relevant degree with B grade average in the 300 level courses and final year (full time equivalent). IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0; TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50; NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement); Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

For international students

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a B- grade average in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

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About this uni

Lincoln University has a 5-star rating for employability, and graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than those from other NZ universities.

  • 5-star rating for internationalisation and inclusiveness
  • A world-class learning experience
  • Practical work experience for most programmes
  • Excellent support services that aid a smooth transition