Master of Architecture (Professional)

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 11,181
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 52,007

About this course

The Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)) programme is accredited and recognised by professional bodies such as the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB), the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). After a year of advanced study, students will have the opportunity to explore an individual architectural design proposition, supported by a strong theoretical component, in a design thesis.

Entry Requirements

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

University of Auckland

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) with a GPA of 4.0 (Research 240 points)


If BAS was completed more than two years prior to starting the MArch(Prof), you must submit a portfolio, written statement and CV

Another tertiary institution

  • An undergraduate degree in architecture or design with GPE of 4.0 (Research 240 points)

Additional requirements

Submit a portfolio, written statement and CV via the portfolio system Slideroom.

(i) Portfolio content

Your portfolio should convey your design ability and sensibility, your creativity and your skill with a range of architectural media. It must consist of between 12 and 15 pages of your own drawings and / or other creative works.

  • You can choose any page size up to a maximum of A3 to present your work
  • You may display one or multiple images on each page
  • Each PDF file submitted must not exceed one page in length
  • Each digital experiment counts as one page

(ii) Written statement

This one page document should outline your reasons for wanting to participate in the MArch(Prof) programme.

(iii) CV content

This brief CV should include descriptions and examples of relevant work experience or any other activities considered relevant to the application. Details of any academic and/or professional design awards/prizes should also be included.

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 4
  • Australia (%): 65-70%
  • China (%): 75-80%
  • India (%):55-60%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.0-14.5
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.5
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.0
  • Taiwan (%): 72-77%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • UK (%): 55-60%
  • USA (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • Vietnam (GPA): 6.5-7.0

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0


The first year includes advanced studio courses and two taught seminars where you can choose between sustainable design, urban design, material and digital fabrication, and history and theory of architecture.

In your second year, you will complete a design-led thesis in a specific aspect of the built environment which interests you.

Year One:

  • Core courses: 90 points
  • Elective courses: 30 points

Year Two:

  • Thesis: 120 points

Share this