What will I learn?

An accredited Master of Landscape Architecture is the international standard of Landscape Architecture education and can open-up new employment and business opportunities in New Zealand and overseas.

Lincoln University offers you two taught master’s options, depending on your previous study. Both will allow you to grow an exciting future in the industry.

Our 120-credit (one year) Master of Landscape Architecture offers those with an accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture the opportunity to pursue more advanced study, such as evidence-based design.

Our 240-credit degree is a two-year programme designed as a first professional degree in Landscape Architecture for students with an undergraduate university degree in any discipline, including unaccredited degrees associated with Landscape Architecture.

Programme Structure

120-credit MLA programme

Four 20-credit Master’s level courses and a 40-credit dissertation (small research project). Following their MLA students may be eligible to continue their studies at the PhD level. Students can start either Semester 1 (late February), or Semester 2 (mid-July).

240-credit MLA programme

Ten 20-credit Master’s level courses and a 40-credit dissertation (small research project).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$34,200.00 (US$ 24,243) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$34,200.00 (US$ 24,243) per year
NZ $68,400 for the entire course

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

Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to a Master’s degree requires a relevant degree with at least a B grade average in your 300-level or higher courses and final year overall (full-time equivalent). IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0; TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50; NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement); Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

For international students

120-credit MLA programme

  • Graduates with first class or second-class division one Honours are normally eligible for direct entry to the MLA
  • Students admitted with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture without Honours or with second class division two Honours will normally have completed a bridging programme comprising the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Studies and reached a sufficiently high standard, normally a B average, for entry to the MLA
  • Students intending to undertake a thesis must normally achieve a B+ average in the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Studies

240-credit MLA programme

  • You will need to be a graduate with a minimum of 2nd class division 1 honours (or minimum average of 70% in their 300 level or higher courses and in their final year overall) in their previous university degree
  • A submitted portfolio demonstrating design-related skills and creativity. It may contain landscape architecture drawings, representational drawings, paintings, photography or technical drawings. It can also include drawings that demonstrate computer graphic skills.
  • You will need to show basic computer graphic skills in Vectorworks or AutoCAD. This can be either in the portfolio or with a certificate of completion of an online course.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lincoln University

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