Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

The Master of Architecture is a research-based programme that allows you to further develop your personal interests, choosing to specialise in either architecture or sustainable design. Your study will be self-directed, with support from an academic supervisor from our nationally and internationally recognised staff, featuring leading practitioners, designers and scholars.

Read the full programme regulations for the Master of Architecture in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Important: The MArch is not a professionally accredited qualification and will not prepare you for professional registration.

Programme structure

You can choose to complete your MArch entirely as research, or combine your research with coursework.

Both options allow you to build an academic context around your architectural investigations, concluding in the submission of a 35,000–40,000 word thesis.

 

Research masters

  • Thesis: 120 points

or

  • Research portfolio: 90 points
  • Elective courses: 30 points

Specialisations

  • Architecture
  • Sustainable Design

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Research 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Architecture, Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, or Master of Architecture (Professional)

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed the Bachelor of Architecture, Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, or Master of Architecture (Professional) with a GPA of 5.0 in your final year.  

You must also submit a research proposal.

Other pathways to study

The University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture is a suitable pathway into the MArch for those who do not hold the required entrance qualifications and/or do not meet the GPA requirement.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Research 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in architecture or design

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or at least a one-year postgraduate degree following a three-year undergraduate degree. This study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and in the field of architecture or design. You will need a GPE of 5.0. 

You must also submit a research proposal.

Other pathways to study

If you have not completed the required prior qualifications, or do not meet the required GPE, the University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture programme is a suitable pathway into the MArch.

How much does a Master of Architecture cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,380 – $8,180*
International students
NZ$38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Check with the faculty for availability of late applications.

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

We welcome any questions you may have about postgraduate study in architecture. Contact our postgraduate advisers by phone or email.
 
Postgraduate Adviser - Architecture 
Phone: +64 9 923 8692
 
Postgraduate Adviser - Sustainable Design
Dr Paola Boarin
Phone: +64 9 923 2142

Where could this programme take you?

While MArch graduates often look to build a career in research and academia, you can also contribute to the industry as a designer, project manager, consultant or client liaison. Graduates have been known to utilise their creative thinking in other fields, such as film or web design.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic
  • Architectural historian
  • Architectural researcher/writer
  • Building industry consultant
  • Building technologist
  • Cultural adviser
  • Design-based librarian or archivist
  • Digital design professional

Student career planning service

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