30 months
27166 USD/year
5329 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Further develop your understanding of urban design influences and issues while completing your professionally-accredited Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design programme from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design programme from University of Auckland will give you a sound platform for the realities of contemporary practice.

In less time than it takes to complete the two degrees separately, you will gain the qualification necessary to practice as a professional architect, and investigate the ecological, social and economic conditions of good urban cities and spaces.


Successful completion of a Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design qualifies you to work as an architectural graduate, with the goal of gaining full professional registration. 

However, you can also contribute to the industry as an urban designer in a private or public organisation.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Architect (following successful completion of additional professional registration requirements)
  • Cultural adviser
  • Design consultant
  • Environmental planner
  • Policy analyst
  • Urban designer

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Urban Design Studio
  • Urban Design Theory and Practice 
  • Professional Studies
  • Urban Economic Development
  • Design as Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


300 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Taught 300 points
  • Portfolio 
  • Written statement
  • CV  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27166 USD per year during 30 months.
  • National

    5329 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5329 USD per year during 30 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,171.60
  • International: NZ$46,752

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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