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Communities in both urban and rural contexts are facing a range of environmental, economic and social pressures. These have increased the demand for qualified planning professionals with excellent problem-solving skills. This degree is accredited with the New Zealand Planning Institute, which enhances the career prospects of students in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the UK. Lincoln University’s Master of Planning significantly deepens the skills needed to join an exciting, future-oriented profession working in the fields of urban, regional and environmental planning. Students will also expand their understanding of the contexts and implications of planning through a Māori perspective and how an indigenous context influences their approach. Students will learn tactics in building advanced knowledge of urban, rural, regional and environmental planning concepts, developing their ability to engage in debate and research on current planning issues and challenges. Lincoln University’s Master of Planning graduates will be in demand as an Urban / Regional Planner among city and district councils, government departments, private consulting firms, NGOs, universities and the private sector. Other specialist roles include Catchment Management Planner, Policy Analyst / Planner, Recreation Planner or Resource Consent Planner, including progression to senior managerial positions.