12 months
27094 USD/year
5682 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Enhance your career with in-depth exploration of planning issues in our rich research environment with this Master of Urban Planning from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Urban Planning from University of Auckland encourages advanced exploration and critical analysis of a significant planning issue. Suitable for people with a New Zealand qualification in planning or urban planning, the MUrbPlan is a research-based programme in which you can investigate issues in the design, technology, history, equity and diversity, policy or practice of planning.


An MUrbPlan will prepare you for a research career. You may choose to pursue doctoral study or academia, or contribute as a specialist in research reports, planning consultation processes and developments.

Jobs related to this programme 

  • Academic
  • Consultant
  • Researcher

Programme Structure


  • You can choose to present your research either as a thesis of approximately 35,000–40,000 words, or as a substantial research portfolio alongside advanced coursework. 
  • You can immerse yourself in our supportive research environment, engaging in discourse and debate with School staff and students engaged in similar critical analysis in the field. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) in urban planning, planning or related field, such as town planning, urban planning, and planning.
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27094 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5682 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,917.60 – $10,650
  • International: NZ$37,895

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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