18 months
16642 USD/year
4692 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you an experienced landscape architect or recent graduate looking to explore design research at a postgraduate level? Undertake your own project in the Master ofLandscape Architecture from  Unitec Institute of Technology and explore key contemporary concepts in landscape architectural design and urbanism.


The Master of Landscape Architecture at Unitec Institute of Technology offers landscape architects and graduates the chance to carve out a particular focus of investigation. It's a 'research through design' programme created to contribute to the landscape design discipline as well as your own professional development. The key outcome of this programme is a master level project that demonstrates your specialised skill and/or knowledge in your area of chosen expertise.

There are three possible pathways through the master's, each with an emphasis on developing hands-on experience:

  • Develop a research proposal focusing on a specific area that you’re passionate about
  • Work with a member of our faculty to develop a collaborative research project
  • Develop a research project with a leading Auckland landscape practice


  • Access to quality digital design tools
  • Can enable practicing landscape architects to study part-time, learn new techniques, sharpen their design skills and keep abreast of current theory
  • Focus on practical projects: the degree is "by project", which means that you undertake a project based on an aspect of your landscape architecture practice to date
  • No coursework
  • Collaborative approach: the Master of Landscape Architecture together with the Master of Architecture, is part of a suite of design programmes at Unitec. Students in both programmes get together for seminars and workshops in order to foster collaboration, new ideas and new approaches to interdisciplinary practice.
  • Interaction and feedback with international academics and practitioners

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Research Project - Landscape Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 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

For this programme, you will need the following:

  • A recognised Bachelor's degree in a discipline relevant to your proposed project, with an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses
  • A recognised postgraduate diploma in a discipline relevant to your proposed project, with an average grade of B- or higher
  •  A significant portfolio of professional work which enables us to critically reflect on your prior practice
  •  8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing).
If English is not your first language, you are required to have one or more of the following:
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
  • Don't meet the requirements? We also accept:

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16642 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4692 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic/NZ students
$7,700 (NZD)
  • International students
$27,310 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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