Postgraduate study in Architecture

Architecture explores the design of buildings, places and spaces and considers how they fit into the world around them.

Student looking and touching small architectural models on desk

What can you study in Architecture?

Take your architectural knowledge to the next level with a postgraduate qualification. Depending on your career aspirations, you can choose to complete a recognised professional masters programme, or undertake a more research-oriented degree.

Because the built environment fields operate collaboratively, we offer combined masters qualifications that help you prepare for the multidisciplinary nature of modern practice. This gives you the skills and knowledge of two masters qualifications in less time than it would take you to complete them separately.

Postgraduate study in Architecture gives you the opportunity to explore your personal research and design interests. We encourage you to use these to develop critical thinking and technical expertise in order to thrive in the built environment disciplines.  

Study options

Becoming a practising architect

To become a practising architect, you must complete the Master of Architecture (Professional) or one of the combined masters programmes that build on it, followed by further registration requirements, as set by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB):

Other programmes

Scholarships and awards

Discover the wide range of scholarships and awards available to support you in your postgraduate and doctoral studies.

Help and advice

Enrolment support

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses. Contact our Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Architecture at postgraduate level, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.

Dr Ferdinand Oswald, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Architecture (Professional)



Dr Alessandro Premier, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Architecture
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
  • Graduate Diploma in Architecture



Dr Julia Gatley, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Architecture (Professional) and Heritage Conservation



Dr I-Ting Chuang, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design



Dr Kai Gu, Postgraduate Adviser for:

  • Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning (Professional)