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Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Society

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

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Graduates of Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Society develop an advanced, in-depth, understanding of the interactions of people, societies and their physical and natural environments.

How people and societies interact with their environment determines the quality and nature of their lives. Lincoln’s Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Society sows a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the theory and practical methods for evaluating the interaction of people, societies and their environments. You’ll expand your knowledge of socio-physical phenomena, developing your information evaluation and communication skills. You’ll also grow your quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities, be able to design and conduct advanced level research, and be capable of solving both theory-based and real world problems.

Programme Structure

This is normally a one year, full-time study qualification. You’re required to achieve 120 credits from the schedule of courses shown here.

Year 1

PG Dip Land and Society List A

Choose one of the following courses:

Semester 1

  • SOCI 601 - Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative)

Semester 2

  • SOCI 602 - Social Science Research Methods (Qualitative)

PG Dip Land and Society List B

Choose two of the following courses:

Semester 2

  • MAST 603 - Mana Kaitiaki (Maori Resource Management)
  • PSYC 602 - Advanced Social Psychology of Wellbeing
  • ERST 621 - Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment

Plus a maximum of 20 credits at the 600-level, selected from the Schedule of Courses, with approval from the Academic Co-ordinator to ensure that your course choices form a coherent study programme.

Entry criteria

Completion of a relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B- average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

English Language Requirements

  • 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%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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