What will I learn?

Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Graduate Entry) is an option for people who want to study Landscape Architecture and already have a bachelor’s degree. Students taking the BLA (Graduate Entry) option can complete their programme in two years.

The degree is taught by the School of Landscape Architecture - the longest established school of its type in New Zealand and staffed by internationally-acclaimed academics.

The BLA is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects meaning graduates are eligible to become registered professionals who are highly sought after within both public and private sectors throughout New Zealand, Australia and internationally.

Lincoln University has an international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture. Our graduates are employed all over the world because of their strength in design and planning, their ability to think, and the real world experience they gain during their study.

In addition to providing an in-depth foundation in all aspects of landscape architecture, Lincoln’s BLA programme specialises in: landscape and urban ecology, resilient landscape design, sustainable communities, structure planning, urban landscapes and indigenous Maori landscape design.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 300 credits (courses and studios)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Complete the practical work requirement
  • Attend the multi-day field tour.

Practical work:

A period of Practical Work is a requirement of this qualification.

For the B.L.A. (Graduate Entry) the requirement is no less than three weeks of landscape implementation practical work.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$40,000.00 (US$ 26,032) per year
Tuition fee per 150 credits
Start date

17 February 2020

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42; NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Level 4 (Academic Endorsement); Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

For international students

All of the following:
• Completion of an undergraduate degree
• Demonstration of design ability

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

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About this uni

Lincoln University has a 5-star rating for employability, and graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than those from other NZ universities.

  • 5-star rating for internationalisation and inclusiveness
  • A world-class learning experience
  • Practical work experience for most programmes
  • Excellent support services that aid a smooth transition