Postgraduate Diploma in Parks, Recreation and Tourism

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Develop an advanced understanding of the complexity of recreation, parks and tourism, and expand your potential to contribute to recreation development and planning.

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If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Parks, Recreation and Tourism develops your understanding of the parks, recreation and tourism sectors at an advanced level.

This includes cultivating your knowledge of the behaviour of tourists and people engaging in recreation, and the strategies and methodologies of tourism and recreation service providers.

You’ll also grow an in-depth awareness of how political systems, policy bodies, local or global economic and environmental factors can influence long term planning and business decisions in these sectors.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply your understanding of the complexities and nuances of the recreation and tourism industries to planning and development tasks over a range of different levels.

Programme information

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.

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.

With approval from the Academic Board, you may substitute another 600-level Research Methods course in place of SOCI601 or SOCI602.


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Associate Professor Joanna Fountain

Associate Professor

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