Master of Planning

Lincoln University

Subject area

Urban Design and Regional Planning

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Entry requirements

Entry is by completion of an undergraduate degree relevant to planning with a B average at 300 level.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MPlan graduates will demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of the practical and theoretical underpinnings of this discipline and will be able to engage in research and debate on current issues in planning. Graduates with upper level honours degrees would meet the requirements for advancing to a doctoral programme. The Master of Planning Degree will meet the New Zealand Planning Institute's accreditation requirements and its graduates will be eligible for graduate membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute. The two year masters is consistent with similar offerings at Otago, Massey and Auckland Universities and it reflects this industry's needs for a coherency in advanced level professional skills and knowledge in planning practice, methods and theories, able to be applied in a wide variety of situations and different levels of governance. This supports an employment pathway into the field of urban, regional and environmental planning. Evaluation and application of policy and planning theory are, to some extent, generic skills that are required in most management positions and the degree provides the ability to move beyond the specifically planning field. Contribution to community: It is worth noting that New Zealand's policy and planning framework has changed as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes and that Lincoln University is uniquely suited to make meaningful contributions to the wider community's on-going recovery effort and scholarship around that.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Architecture and Urban Environment at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 106 010
Phone: (03) 325 2811
Fax: (03) 325 3615

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