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Environmental Policy and Planning with Honours, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #387 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
The Environmental Policy and Planning with Honours programme at Lincoln University Canterbury is the ideal choice for students seeking meaningful careers with opportunities to specialise in urban or regional policy and planning. 
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The Environmental Policy and Planning with Honours programme at Lincoln University Canterbury blends theory and practice, giving the skills and knowledge needed to effectively address local opportunities and global challenges.

You will attain a sound understanding of complex relationships between the environment, economics, culture, society, issues of equity and sustainability, and the implications these have for policy and planning. 

You will also be able to make evidence-based decisions in multi-disciplinary contexts, and make a real contribution to processes that lead to sustainable outcomes.


Professional planners are in high demand, whether it be in urban, environmental or policy planning. As a graduate planner with an accredited degree, you will have a wide range of employment opportunities in planning at city/district, regional and central government levels, and the private sector.


  • The BEPP (Honours) is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI), which provides professional recognition of the degree. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economies and Markets
  • Land, People and Economies
  • Te Tiriti O Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi)
  • Society, Culture and Environment
  • Introduction to New Zealand Government and Public Policy
  • Ecology: New Zealand Ecology and Conservation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17738 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3719 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3719 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National students: 6500 NZD
  • International students: 31000 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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