Graduate Diploma in Resource Studies

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey to develop an advanced-level appreciation and profound understanding of the intricate relationships and interactions between economy, society, and ecology with our transformative Graduate Diploma in Resource Studies.


Lincoln University’s Graduate Diploma in Resource Studies is designed to nurture your advanced understanding and empower you to contribute effectively within the dynamic and evolving relationships influencing environmental decision-making. This program delves into the economic, ecological, and social dimensions, addressing the pressing environmental issues of our time. As the study and interpretation of environmental challenges continue to gain momentum, this diploma opens doors to a myriad of career opportunities in the private sector, as well as within local and central government.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited higher education institution in New Zealand.
  • Or an equivalent educational achievement or level.
  • IELTS (Academic) 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 Overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English 50 overall score – with no communicative skill less than 42
  • NZCEL Level 4

The Graduate Diploma in Resource Studies normally requires one year of full-time study.  You require 120 credits with a minimum of 75 credits at 300 level. The remaining credits, including no more than 15 at 100 level, may be chosen from the Schedule of Courses.

We recommend courses from the Bachelor of Environmental Management for electives. A course advisor will help to ensure that your course choices form a coherent study programme.

For more information, please visit perspective universities.

Future Career Outcomes

  • Contribute to informed environmental decision-making by applying advanced knowledge of economic, ecological, and social dimensions.
  • Engage in impactful roles within the private sector, local government, and central government, addressing environmental challenges.
  • Play a pivotal role in the ongoing efforts to address and solve pressing environmental issues on both national and international scales.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit New Zealand page for student visa and student life.