24 months
31960 USD/year
5682 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Advance your design skills, conceptual thinking and explore personal interest areas in our professionally-accredited Architecture (Professional) from University of Auckland. 

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If you wish to become a practising architect, you must complete the Architecture (Professional) from University of Auckland or one of the associated combined masters programmes (followed by additional requirements from the registration boards).

Following a year of advanced study, you will have the chance to explore an individual architectural design proposition, supported by a strong theoretical component, in a design thesis.


Successful completion of an MArch(Prof) qualifies you to work as an architectural graduate, with the goal of gaining full professional registration. You can also contribute to the industry as a designer, project manager, consultant or client liaison. Graduates also utilise their creative thinking in other fields, such as film or web design.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Architect (following successful completion of additional professional registration requirements)
  • Building industry consultant
  • Digital design professional
  • Heritage or cultural consultant
  • Project manager
  • Urban designer


The MArch(Prof) is professionally accredited, recognised by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB), the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Design
  • Professional Studies  
  • Design as Research
  • Elective Seminar
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research 240 points
  • Portfolio 
  • Written statement 
  • CV 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5682 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,917.60 – $9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

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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