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Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning (Honours)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
4 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
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Lincoln University's BEPP(Hons) - a professionally accredited degree - is the ideal choice for students seeking meaningful careers with opportunities to specialise in urban or regional policy and planning. The degree 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.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 480 credits (32 courses)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Complete no more than 165 credits (11 courses ) at the 100 level
  • Complete at least 75 credits (5 course) at the 300 level
  • Complete at least 120 credits at the 600 level

1. Candidates must normally have passed the group work component and achieve a B+ grade (or better) in SOCI 314 - Professional Practice or substantively equivalent course with an assessed group work component.

2. Candidates must achieve a B+ average (or better) in the B.E.P.P. 300-level compulsory courses to enrol in the 600-level courses.


The BEPP (Honours) is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI), which provides professional recognition of the degree. This allows student membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute from the beginning of their studies leading to graduate membership at completion.

Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July)
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.

Entry criteria

One of the following entrance pathways is required:

  • An approved qualification equivalent to University Entrance through NCEA
  • International qualifications

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 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.


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