School of Architecture

Postgraduate Study

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About our Programmes

The School of Architecture offers a wide range of postgraduate options, from a graduate certificate to Master’s and PhD qualifications. Our programmes are tailored to meet the growing needs of the profession while addressing the future demands people have for their built environments.

If you are looking for professional development, our certificate or diploma qualifications allow you to select courses based on your interests and needs spanning all the specialisations we offer.

If you want to explore the theoretical side of architecture we have a postgraduate diploma which also functions as the entry into our non-professional Master of Architecture (MArch) degree.

We have Master’s degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Building Science which provide the necessary skills and knowledge base for entry into the professional industry within each area of specialisation.

Each qualification offers you the flexibility to tailor your programme of study to develop your skills or consolidate your existing skill set to contribute to the research arena.


Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Designed Environments (GCertDE)

This certificate would suit practising professionals who want to further develop their skills within the built environment.

Find out more about the GCertDE.


Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments (GDipDE)

This diploma would suit graduates who want to transition from a specialisation in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) or Bachelor of Building Science (BBSc) in one specialisation, to another specialisation of the BAS or BBSc to pursue postgraduate study in this new area.

Find out more about the GDipDE.

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Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture History and Theory (PGDipAHT)

This diploma is for those who wish to pursue postgraduate study in theoretical courses within the context of an architectural education.

Find out more about the PGDipAHT.

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Master's Programmes

Master of Architecture (MArch)

The Master of Architecture is a theory-based qualification for those who have completed the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture History and Theory or students who want to pursue further studies in the field of Architecture.

Find out more about the MArch.


Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch[Prof])

This professional qualification is a combination of taught courses and an Architecture Research Thesis. Graduates with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in Architecture and a Master of Architecture (Professional) will have met the academic requirements for professional architectural registration.

Find out more about the MArch(Prof).


Master of Interior Architecture (MIA)

Our Master’s degree in Interior Architecture is a professionally recognised degree designed for students who wish to pursue a qualification at the highest level.

Find out more about the MIA.


Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Our Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture is distinctive in New Zealand for its cross-disciplinary capability. Graduates with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in Landscape Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture will have met the academic requirements for professional registration in landscape architecture.

Find out more about the MLA.


Master of Building Science (MBSc)

Our Master of Building Science is a professionally recognised qualification unique to New Zealand. It is one of the leading postgraduate degrees in the field of building science.

Find out more about the MBSc.

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PhD

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD is the highest degree offered by the School of Architecture. It is completed by thesis only and is restricted to areas where appropriate supervision is available.

Find out more about the PhD.