24 months
30243 USD/year
7151 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Be part of creating a better outdoor built environment. Get the knowledge and skills to combine the creative design process with science, to influence human interaction with the landscape. Study how the designed landscape is connected to and impacts society, the economy, culture and sustainability. The Landscape Architecture programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

You'll gain an expert understanding of key design practices and issues, and the effective use of design strategies through all stages of the design process. You'll also learn about the legal and ethical obligations of the professional landscape architect on the Landscape Architecture programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .

Learn to be critically objective and environmentally mindful in your approach to landscape architecture. Study, question and test ideals and theories as you work towards completing your design-based research thesis.


You'll graduate prepared to work as a landscape architect. You might start your own practice or work in a firm or government organisation. You're likely to collaborate with artists, ecologists, architects, planners and engineers to design a wide range of projects.

Other careers for graduates include parks and recreation planner, site designer and planner or urban designer. You could also work as a civil designer, public infrastructure consultant, sustainable development consultant or landscape assessor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture and dystopia
  • Housing and public infrastructure
  • Parametric design and digital agency
  • Contextual shifts
  • Responsive environments and robotics
  • People and designed environments
  • Corporate spheres and community spaces
  • Public ecologies
  • Settling regional landscapes
  • Indigenous materials
  • History and theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Architectural Studies or an approved alternative, with a B average.
  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Architectural Studies or an approved alternative, with a B average.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30243 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30243 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7151 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7151 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Estimated international:  NZ$42,271 per year
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$9,996 per year

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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