Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning Hons

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    4 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

This is an invitation to nurture a career specialising in urban or regional policy and planning. Gain the capabilities to address local opportunities and global challenges, together with specialist knowledge of the physical and ecological sciences, risk and resilience, the Treaty of Waitangi, resource management and planning law.

Environmental planning is going through a period of accelerated change in response to shifts in society, climate issues, economic priorities and other factors.

This Honours degree blends practical experience and theory to develop your potential in the exciting and fast-evolving fields of urban and regional planning. Learn and grow to enhance the future by shaping our environment.

How you’ll grow

  • By developing a sound understanding of the complex relationships between gender, culture, ethnicity and equity – and how they influence environmental policy and planning.
  • By spending time with people who seek the permissions to carry out, prevent or modify a wide range of activities in different environmental contexts.
  • Crafting various plans and strategies, and making recommendations on what people can do in the environment.
  • Learning how to analyse and make evidence-based decisions in multi-disciplinary situations.
  • Expand your potential to make a tangible contribution to the processes leading to positive sustainable outcomes.
  • Becoming accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI*).

*The BEPP (Honours) is accredited by the NZPI, providing professional recognition of the degree. This enables you to be a student member of the Institute when you start study, and creates a pathway to full ‘accredited member’ status.

Career opportunities

There is high demand for skilled and visionary professional planners. As a graduate planner with Lincoln University’s accredited degree, you’ll be qualified for environmental or policy planning roles at city, district, regional and central government levels as well as in exciting private sector enterprises.

I found the field trips and way the courses are applied to real life situations really effective for showing how the theories and processes we discuss in class happen in the real world.

Lisa Arnott

Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning with Honours

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the lists below


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Programme contacts

Shannon Page

Dr Shannon Page

Senior Lecturer

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