30 months
29666 USD/year
6372 USD/year
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Combine urban design knowledge with our professionally-recognised urban planning programme, broadening your practice and skillset with this Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design from University of Auckland.

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The Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design from University of Auckland gives 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 a professionally-recognised urban planning qualification, and explore the design aspects of buildings, public spaces and networks.


Completion of this programme will prepare you to practise as an urban planner at either local or central government level, as well as in private practice. You will also have the skills to contribute as an urban designer in the community and in industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Built environment consultant
  • Environmental designer/planner
  • Private practitioner
  • Resource consent planner
  • Urban designer
  • Urban planner


This qualification is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Planning Contexts
  • Urban Planning Law
  • Urban Planning and the Environment
  • People, Communities and Urban Planning
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Planning
  • Housing Policies and Practices: Housing and Urban Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a related field, such as (but not limited to) environmental science, politics and international relations, economics, geography or landscape architecture.
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29666 USD per year during 30 months.
  • National

    6372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6372 USD per year during 30 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,565.20 – $10,650
  • 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.


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