Urban Planning (Professional), Master | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
24 months
27933 USD/year
6392 USD/year
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Create a positive future by influencing the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of our urban spaces in this Master of Urban Planning (Professional) from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Urban Planning (Professional) from University of Auckland is designed to prepare people with undergraduate qualifications in other disciplines, such as geography, civil engineering or environmental science, for practising in the contemporary urban world, and is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

You will focus on policy formulation and implementation, urban sustainability, urban design, economics, social and cultural matters and infrastructure design. You will acquire the knowledge and leadership required to practice in an increasingly complex and diverse urban world.


There are three common avenues for employment in urban planning – local government, central government and private practice. MUrbPlan(Prof) graduates can become a generalist in the field, or choose to specialise in one domain, such as transport, consents, environmental planning or design.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Central, regional and local government bodies
  • Community groups
  • Iwi authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Private practice
  • Urban design

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Planning Contexts
  • Urban Planning Law
  • Urban Planning and the Environment
  • People, Communities and Urban Planning
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Planning
  • Māori Planning Issues 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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 architecture. 
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27933 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27933 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6392 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$11,128.80
  • international: NZ$48,622

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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