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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture and Design Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand



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A PhD is an advanced research qualification carried out under academic supervision and is the highest degree offered by the Faculty of Architecture and Design.

The PhD thesis is a major piece of original research that demonstrates the candidate’s ability to carry out independent research and constitutes a significant and original contribution to knowledge or understanding in a field of study. As well as intelligence and an aptitude for research, the degree requires considerable dedication and tenacity.

The minimum period of registration before a PhD thesis can be submitted for examination is 36 months full-time (or equivalent).

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture and Design.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$8,441.00 (3,77,310) per year

Average full time (120 points): NZ $8,440.80 (This subsidies fees is for who live and study in New Zealand)

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


11-Nov-19, 02-Mar-20, 06-Jul-20, 09-Nov-20


Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn Campus,

Level 2, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade,



6012, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Master’s by research degree or equivalent.

IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; or TOEFL 90 on the internet-based test with at least 20 in writing; or A minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test; Pearson Test of English: score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50).

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