Duration
Full-time: Varies
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2024 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Aotearoa New Zealand suffers from ongoing issues of housing shortage and unaffordability.

This interdisciplinary programme is for professionals and aspiring professionals who seek to identify housing issues and formulate appropriate responses, processes and solutions. Your background and interest may be in architecture, engineering, environmental science, law, population health, property, urban planning or a related field.

You will learn the theory and practice of housing design, sustainability, policy, economics, affordability, regulation, procurement and management, all with a focus on the Aotearoa New Zealand situation.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to apply your knowledge to the public, private or community housing sector and help address New Zealand’s housing problems.

Programme structure

In this masters programme, you can deepen your knowledge with advanced specialist training through the courses you select.

You can select either the 120 point option or the 180 point option. Both the 120 and 180 point options include ARCHGEN 790 - Research Project (30 points).

120 point Taught Masters:

  • 30 points: ARCHHTC 702, URBPLAN 713
  • 30 points from ARCHHTC 703, ARCHTECH 709, GEOG 719, PROPERTY 743
  • a further 30 points from ARCHHTC 703, ARCHPRM 702, ARCHTECH 707–709, CIVIL 709, 743, ENGGEN 732, GEOG 719, LAWGENL 728, POPLHLTH 725, 760, PROPERTY 743, URBPLAN 704, 705, 707, 712, or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University
  • 30 points: ARCHGEN 790 Research Project

180 point Taught Masters

  • 30 points: ARCHHTC 702, URBPLAN 713
  • 45 points from ARCHHTC 703, ARCHTECH 709, GEOG 719, PROPERTY 743
  • a further 75 points from ARCHHTC 703, ARCHDES 703, ARCHPRM 702, ARCHTECH 707–709, CIVIL 709, 743, ENGGEN 732, GEOG 719, LAWGENL 728, POPLHLTH 725, 760, PROPERTY 743, URBPLAN 704, 705, 707, 712, or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University
  • 30 points: ARCHGEN 790 Research Project

Learn about Housing Studies courses.

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You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Housing Studies
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2023 entry requirements

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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.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor degree

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have a Bachelor degree in a relevant subject or major with a minimum GPA of 5.0 across 75 points at Stage III.

Relevant subjects include: Architectural Studies, Arts, Commerce, Health Sciences, Laws, Property, and Science.

Relevant majors include: architecture, economics, geography, management, population health, planning, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.

You must have a relevant Bachelor (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum GPA of 5.0 or higher across the degree.

Relevant Bachelors (Honours) or Postgraduate Diplomas include those in: Architecture, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Health Sciences, Laws, Property, Science, and Urban Planning.

Other pathways to study

You may be able to gain entry to the 180-point Master of Housing Studies if you do not currently meet the requirements for the 120-point programme.

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.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or major.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you need a minimum GPE of 5.0 across your highest level of study.

Relevant disciplines include: Architectural Studies, Arts, Commerce, Health Sciences, Laws, Property, and Science.

Relevant majors include: architecture, economics, geography, management, population health, planning, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.

You need to have completed a one-year postgraduate degree, after an undergraduate degree, in a relevant discipline. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

Relevant disciplines include those in: Architecture, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Health Sciences, Laws, Property, Science, and Urban Planning.

You might meet the entry requirements for the 180-point Master of Housing Studies if you do not currently meet those for the 120-point programme.

Other pathways to study

In exceptional circumstances, if you have at least three years of relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience which is deemed equivalent to a Bachelor degree standard, then you could be considered for admission to the 180-point Master of Housing Studies.

You may be required to provide additional information to assist in the review of your practical, professional, or scholarly experience and once you submit your application for admission, we will contact you directly if this is needed.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Housing Studies cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,925.60 – $10,831.20*
International students
NZ$46,525*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $8.16 per point, estimated at $979.20 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.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

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 2023
8 December 2022

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

Work in the housing sector, whether your interests are in housing policy and standards or property development and supply. Potential employers include government, community housing providers and private developers.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community housing provider
  • Housing developer
  • Housing policy analyst

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